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... the pattiserie and bid madam there goodbye - I had been practising a phrase over and over "vous êtes très aimable" (you are very kind) to say as I bought my last pain au raisin, but as I headed down the street I saw her loading a large tray of bread in the back of her van and off she drove, so I had to be content with a cheery wave. A quick shower, coffee and bags packed and we were leaving St Aignan, our home for a week. I wonder if I will ever ...
... went to visit Fresnay-sur-Sarthe which is a really
ancient village with the remnants of a 15th century fortress for
defence against the English which overlooks the River Sarthe.
From here we went to Saint- Leonard des Bois which is a
favourite picnic area with French families as it has fields alongside the River
Sarthe. We had a wonderful lunch here, a
little wander around and popped into the church which dated back to the ...
Long long journey through central France. this journey wasn't as bad as some recently. Don't know if we've mentioned this but the AC has packed up on the car, ran out of gas most probably, and driving when its over 30 degrees means that the windows need to be down, even on the motorways, which means you have to shout to hear each other and also means that driving is exhausting. Anyway the temperature has dropped a bit now and the drive was fine.
Day 1 on the road: after an early start we were greeted in France with driving rain. This however failed to dent spirits. The day that followed was filled with a wrong turn (immediately from the port) more rain, beautiful Normandy landscapes and a taste of French cuisine in falaise. We settled in in the picturesque hamlet of mesnil-glais, around 4 pm to a apartment to ourselves with tv to watch the euro's and a fridge full of beers.
... on the road. Clocked up about 180kms and Henry behaved beautifully. The bar-end still needs adjustment as it sometimes catches on the throttle. When I got back to Su's place, Bob found some washers in his shed and we fixed the bar-end up tight. Su cooked me another lovely dinner and the hospitality of these guys is just wonderful. Feeling really relaxed and enjoying their company immensely.
The weather is still iffy and black clouds keep rolling through.