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... and the sounds of children playing happily drifted up to us before school and at break time.
Each morning we were given fresh bread and croissants (a different kind every day) and nice coffee before we set off to explore. As I said the metro is an ingenious system of underground railways that criss cross below the city and one just has to work out which ones to take and connect with to get to your final destination and then you come up ...
When we emerged from the market with our cheese, terrine, tomatoes, crackers and cherries it was just starting to rain, so we had our picnic beside the river under the shelter of some plane trees. Not so lucky staying dry while making our way back through the hills with steady rain accompanying us back to our Ecluse 79. Not a pig was to be seen on our return trip when we passed 'Camp Couchon', they had all taken shelter in their humpies - smart pigs!
... a camping ground. However, it had great wifi in its communal area and a tv where Keith joined some other men watching France playing in the World Cup. There was a lot of horn honking around town when the game was over with a French victory. Another example of feeling a part of the local culture which we have enjoyed a few times on this trip.
We decided to spend another night in the area, partly because we could not ...
... writing in the very English garden looking out over the hills. Later on Willow had fun chatting with our neighbours on our balcony, three lovely Canadians who were cycling. In the end they had to go and find supper. They liked the look of the hotel next door and were rewarded with the best meal they had had all trip. It was delicious and beautifully ...
... was all about the ocean.
Joelle and Willie, Joelle’s twin Martine, her parents
Christiana and Robert, along with neighbours and old friends from The Vendee, Nice,
Corsica and Paris welcomed the non-French speakers warmly. Friends performed folk songs from the past.
The Australian contingent sang (badly!) Walzing Matilda!
A splendid weekend …. I had almost forgotten about Le