L'Escale du Port Arthur
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... everything just flashed by! Still lovely though.
Made all our connections, with an hour break in Tours, so we went out for a short walk. From what we did see, the best place was the railway station, which was very ornate.
Back to Bayeux and making dinner, even though I wondered if I had forgotten how to cook (steak, vegetables and salad!) then off to bed!
... Chambord chateaux I was amazed with the size, architecture and to think this was built in the 1500s as a hunting lodge. I found it mind boggling. As the chateaux did not have any of the original furniture and we would be visiting a chateaux each day, I didn't do the visitor tour inside. I wandered the gardens with others and marvelled at the size. During the summer months there is also a market set up in the grounds along with various food stalls. I do like ...
Just after my morning Skype the humming motor noise outside my window stopped. Everything became silent. The power had gone out. Oh dear. I didn't fancy a shower in the dark - the bathroom was very small and pokey and didn't have any windows - so I freshened up using the sink. Breakfast was in the dark. The owners were very apologetic and given it was Saturday they were having difficulty finding an electrician to assist. The owner was scurrying ...
... and it went around so much faster. There was a constant steam of people buying their produce - and quite a few on bikes - even in line with their bikes. I returned to the hotel with raspberries and blackberries. These were perfect as I had only snacked on nuts for lunch. Ice cream would make them even better. OMG - the hotel receptionist recommended a place to eat and I did think the menu looked ok until I say duck gizzard and goat dung - I went next door and had vegetarian ...
... large and small. We saw a grebe with a juicy fish hanging out it's mouth, giant white egrets at a distance and a massive muskrat swimming right in front of us.
Once back home the boys had a chilly dip in the pool which I gave a miss, still feeling rather delicate from the tummy bug.