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... try the snails!
The next day, (and our last day day touring through the French countryside), we were hoping to have a look at least one of the many wineries in this part of the Loire Valley, with many of them storing the wine in caves, carved into the hills, as we had seen the day before. Luckily we had been to one on our first trip here, as we couldn'd find one open. (It was a Monday, after school holidays had finished.) This ...
... A bit of a driving day a about 230 km . Dinan a small town on the way , with excellent ramparts, provided an early break from driving , old half timbered houses and a picturesque port made for a pleasant 90 minute stop . Angers , our first stop in the Loire valley , had a chateau with really excellent ramparts 17 towers and a quite acceptable audio guide read by the bloke who does the myth busters voice over. The highlight is a woven tapestry 104 meters long dealing ...
... trip, never mind actually packing it and bringing it home! Anyway, the whole thing was great fun.
I went with the Magnificent Seven afterwards for a picnic dinner by the river. One couple had bought grapes, a container of olives and peppers, apples, brie, crackers, Boursin, two baguettes, and wine. It was pretty good stuff and a nice setting. It got dark pretty quickly but it was a warm evening.
Tomorrow's going to be a long bus day. Oy.
... of what the ballroom looked like with beds lined up for the soldiers. Next door to that was a massively cheesy wax museum, and beyond that was another lovely area housing carriages and some cars. Outside of that was a pond with some geese and several really noisy ducks. I could sit and watch ducks all day. There's something strangely calming about them.
I walked into the vegetable garden, went around a tree at the corner of a planting bed, and ended up ...
... our" café again. It was good to know they were still there as so much has changed in the last three years. We managed to get back to the van before it rained again but it did brighten up later in the day.
A much better day today. We were going to visit the Tank Museum but unfortunately Mike's knees were playing up again so we just did a bit of shopping and returned to ...