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Travel Blogs from Aspin-en-Lavedan
... just off the highway. Jacqui had a drive while I haa small nap before deciding to change again and go into Pau which is a nice city and quite large. Strolled around relaxing and taking photo's eating a Chocolat eclair and an expresso. Hit the road at 5.00pm amidst the end of the week rush hr traffic. Back on the highway and another hr saw us arrive in Bayonne. ...
... to move to the lounge floor in between rubbing her back. When I looked at the action end the sack was already out so I knew that the birth of the head was imminent.
Bearing in mind that the French do not under any circumstances do home births, calling the emergency services in French went something like this:
Me: My friend is at home and giving birth
Operator: Where are you, is she full term, how old is she, is this her first child?
Me: 2 kms towards ...
... where it is all walking streets. We had a fantastic evening with them and their friends, champagne, homemade pizza, a delicious meal, wine from Ananise's fathers vineyard - it was exceptional, oh and of course CHEESE - the best of France from THEIR region!!!! Francois & Ananise are coming to New Zealand in December for 3 weeks so I was able to advise them on some great things to do and hopefully they will come to the Hawkes Bay and visit us. Another late night!!
Bikes are packed and we have breakfast at 8:00am. Then we rolled out about 10:15 enroute to Bergerac for the individual time trial. We drove towards Pau then turned north to Bergerac. We arrived at the start of the TT, we walked through the team buses looking at the TT bikes, you could get us really close to the teams. We watched a few roll out the start gate then Pete and I grabbed a baguette and decided to try and get on TV. We positioned ourselves on the start straight at a slight ...
... them selves and filling up all sorts of containers from thimble sized up to 20litre drums. Doesn't seem so special if you can take 20litres. We then walked through the town, there are 200 shops simply selling bottles and vials for the water. The town now is a different place then it would have been in its peak. There are now only 350 hotels in operational order, 330 have simple closed down and people have walked away. We then went to the Notre Dame Castle which dominates the ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed