And we're definately off!
Trip Start Apr 24, 2004
13Trip End Ongoing
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It's been a full on three weeks between discovering that fnumena has plenty of quirks too many to mention here (but for example a fridge that will only turn on when it feels like it and a haunted passenger door lock that seems to open itself sporadically - scary!) and trying to settle into our new home, getting into the swing of life on the road in transition with ourselves each other and our environment. Scruff has been having a ball pretty much everywhere, except when we we're in the Dordogne and something must've bitten his tail and it was all wonky and broken for three days in which he seemed a little sorry for himself. It didn't stop him enjoying his swims in the lake to cool down tho! (a temporary heat wave)
Arrived really early, 7 oclock French time which gave us plenty of time to get our bearings. We stopped at a beautiful little town that had a nice sunny lake walk for scruff,
Apart from the few days in the Dordogne the weather's been pretty Irish (changeable) it hasn't stopped us having fun though.' We've seen a couple of caves, one we rode a miniature train through. I had a scary walk with Scruff along a precipice with a sheer drop into a wide murky river, wasn't intentional the path just disappeared n I wasn't about to go all the way back round. We've climbed a mountain and found a beautiful old village at the top. Swam in a couple of lakes and in the wind and rain in the med in the south of France and body boarded killer waves the next day.
Kayaked in the gorges d'ardeche, where we crashed and I did the rapids being dragged by my boat (ouch)!
We've eaten plenty of croissants, chocolat pains and baguettes, even had a couple of meals out, expensive and tricky to work out what we were getting (still not sure what some of it was) but it was worth it. So as you can see we've been so busy not even enough time to sit and read a book! By the time you're reading this we'll probably be off in the Alps on our way to Italy. Wish us luck! xxx
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Where I stayed
Gervanne camping in mirabel et blacons