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... eight french speaking people was a challenge of understanding and patience but two of the guests were pilgrims doing 2 weeks per year hiking the camino and they had a little english to go with Laurie's little french so we got on fine until the politics came out and it got beyond our capacity. Basically they fear being accused of racism for the way they deal with muslims. A thunderstorm sent us to our rooms to finish a bottle of red and cooled the temperature and the ...
... La Rochelle. It was probably about 10k away and a very nice ride once I got through the wet gusset stage (bikers you know what I mean) It was a beautiful place and well worth the effort. The second-hand Scott I brought as a shopper had it's first proper excursion and it did brilliantly despite it's vee-brakes and pogo-stick RST forks.
I'm getting used to the idea of touring in a van now and enjoying it ...
... of Cristallin from a distance and in photos, its pale stone walls decorated with mauve wisteria.
Then look closer at the beastly blackberry canes with their sharp spikes; the stinging nettles; the dark English ivy that covers all it encounters, rips into the stonework and infiltrates the drains; the wisteria vines attacking the windows, tearing down pipes and electrical wires.
You can see what I mean here:
... to the prospect of a nice cafe au lait and a decadent croissant aux amandes.
We easily found the boulangerie/patisserie in the market and got our pastry but was there a cafe anywhere to be seen? NON - and I'm not counting that seedy-looking joint when we first got here.
We started channelling North Sydney's farmers' market...Neutral Bay, Mosman, Crows Nest's sunny West Street cafes...
What's going on in this place? What happened to the ...
... pruning and training as it can undermine a whole building.
But what a building!
We've been working for hours on end as it's so addictive and compulsive. I even dreamt of pulling out long roots of wisteria and ivy last night. The hours just fly by as you think - just one more metre! Just a few more clumps of nettle!
It's also a bit spooky in a kindly sort of way. The tower houses a ...