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Travel Blogs from Saint-Claud
must of been there. Hardest being seeing the cemetary/memorial, where
entire families were wiped out. Still no reason why this
happened...absolutely shocking, and still such things go on today.
After quite a depressing morning we travelled onto Limoges where we
finally sorted our Gas and onwards to our campsite for the ...
... little more in the way. Dan fixed some electrical
problems (yay!) and cleaning up outside, and I spent most of the time
inside cleaning, whilst we both worked on clearing, painting a room
for storage. Unfortunately I fell ill om the Wednesday, don't know
what it was but through Dr Google I would assume it was a Sinus
Infection or tonsillitis (Terrible throat, very painful head and
earache, and very exhausted and ...
... for the death of a German officer in a nearby village. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site but on the orders of the then French president, Charles de Gaulle, the original village has been maintained as a permanent memorial and museum. Our visit to the village was very moving and ...
... the tractor for while, harrowing a newly ploughed field. We had to sow some winter wheat before the rain came.
Sunday we went mushroom hunting.In France every pharmacy has an expert on mushrooms - here he is putting the edible ones back in the bag for us. He ticked us off for not having a proper basket.
... shortly after getting home. Compared to many locations we have stayed at, this one is extremely quiet and we are relieved to see from the guidance notes that the `quiet` time kicks in at 10.00pm - no good for the Spanish here then! After a late breakfast, we chose to visit a location that had been brought to our attention some years ago as a `must see` - Oradour-sur-Glane - the so-called `martyr village` which was destroyed by the Nazis ...