Residence Le Roc Blanc
Travel Blogs from Saint Francois Longchamp
My schedule is pretty good actually.
Before arriving in France I had asked if I could have either a Monday
or Friday off, this way I would be able to make some weekend trips if
I wanted to. I was lucky and now have Friday, Saturday, Sunday to
myself and to spend with the other assistants who are living in
Rochefort. And during my school days I only work an average of 3
New Country, New Town, New People =
Hospitality, Generosity, Sincerity
First things first, let us rid
ourselves of the unfortunate stereotype we tend to have towards the
French. Like all nationalities, they are old, young, rich, poor,
kind, gentle, curious human beings, created by God, loved by God, the
same as you and me, I know, hard to believe. But it’s true. They
may have the time today to talk, and they may not, ...
... vegetables with a light cream sauce over it that was to die for. I sopped up the left over sauce with the bread. Eldon's perch was very good and also on a bed of slivered mixed and steamed vegetables. I ordered fries with my dinner. The meal of so good. It feels really good to be back in France. Eldon got us a 500 ml. bottle of the house red. We are never disappointed with the house wines in France. I also had a lovely glass of white wine before our ...
... hour traffic. Now, imagine doing this for 4:30 at a time except for stoping for refuelling or a coffee break. But instead of riding at 110km/h you are riding at 130/140 constantly overtaking column of trucks and being overtaken by those drivers in a hurry. Add a bit of rain to top it up and then you will understand why I get a bit tired at the end of the day.
I stopped for refuelling at a ...
Lots of steep uphill today, finally reaching one of the highest points of the whole trip, the Col du Bonhomme
At one point Barbara thought she was being attacked by a bull, but after scrambling up a rock to escape it turned out to be a cow with horns in a frisky mood!
Views back down the valley have been stunning. Thankfully the weather has stayed sunny but cool (upper 60's?)- perfect for hiking. ...