Moulin De Vigonac
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... and care for them in retirement. The guy that runs the place is an ex-copper and his family and the punters (except us) were all British tourists. It was all pretty interesting with his talk punctuated with photos and videos of the horses in action – mostly against poll-tax demonstrators or football hooligans with the copper’s view of “that rabble” completely predictable. Then out to the stables to see the horses in the flesh. They were huge! And ...
... apparently, and they must be hidden away somewhere. When we first arrived, Julia promised Bronte a donkey ride. Bronte was very patient but by about 3pm she was busting. Good to her word, Julia saddled up Nemo and with helmet strapped on, Bronte climbed aboard and didn't stop smiling as Julia led them round on a lead reign. She looked very much at home, waving to the crowd (well, me and Jo) and firing twenty questions at Julia. Of course, there is no show without Punch. Flynn ...
Wow, what a crackin day! We drove to periguex for the final time trial . What a stunning town. Graced by an amazing chapel on top of the hill, and next to a river, it has a maze of limestone streets in the old town. We only got slightly distracted by the shops and squares before arriving at the finish line. After watching a few riders finish, we wandered past the finish line and media area to the team buses. Ironically the media area was cordoned off by high fences and security ...
Weather: thunder and rain during the night and still raining in the morning. Showers on and off all day, some very heavy; not really cold. Max temp probably low 20's but very high humidity. Sun started to shine about 7 pm.
An earlier start this morning as we wanted to see some cave drawings and often these places can be busy. Although, with the poor weather, we thought it might keep some visitors away. We decided to visit La Grotte ...
... bacon omelette served with salad. After our meal Brad went to a tempting ice cream shop and had an ice cream cone with one scoop of raspberry and one scoop of hazelnut ice cream - he enjoyed his dessert! We had only a short distance to walk from the restaurant and we were home by 9 pm.
We intend to leave by 8am tomorrow to visit a cave and also see some more areas of the Dordogne as it is our last full day in this region, oh ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking