Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th June 2018 “When you almost die it gives you a special relationship with a place!” said Hans as he recounted the tale of how 50 years ago he had to be airlifted by helicopter to Bordeaux Hospital with a meningitis-like infection. Back in the 60s there were no EHIC cards to guarantee … Continue reading Le Tedey 2018
Tuesday 5th June 2018 Last time I left you pondering, what is Cahors famous for? For those of you without access to Google, I’ll tell you. It is famous for ‘black wine’ and wickedness! Cahors was exporting its dark red wine through Bordeaux for centuries before the Bordelaise caught on to the idea and began making … Continue reading That’s sur-Lot!
Sunday 3rd June 2018 This morning we said our tearful goodbyes to Bethan and Huw the Hero, well we were sobbing, they seemed quite buoyant? By the way since I last wrote, we went on another great walk in the Alpilles, found some telephone masts disguised as trees, taken some more photos of Le Baux-de-Provence and … Continue reading Go West!
Saturday 2nd June 2018 Its great to be back in the land of the hearty “Bonjour!” This morning, out on an exceptionally fine dog walk, Alf and I encountered a number of fellow dog walkers and runners, which helped me, practice my friendly, quick fire “Bonjour!” I even managed to progress to an amicable, acknowledging nod … Continue reading That’s Arles Folks!
Tuesday 29th May 2018 “Travelling is not just about the places you go, it is about the people you meet on the way!” Not bad as a truism, just a little too long to have written on the back of your motorhome. Our ferry trip, or cruise as Wendy likes to call it, across the Adriatic … Continue reading Ten Countries!
Saturday 26th May 2018 Today is Day 20 and signifies that we are now halfway through the continental leg of our trip. Our van has clocked up 1736 miles since we left Derby almost three weeks ago. We called in at the house of our host to settle up for the extra night we stayed and … Continue reading Croatia Hwala!
Thursday 24th May 2018 If you have had the enthusiasm to read yesterday’s instalment yet, you will know that this week Wendy and I have become wrapped up in a search for ‘authentic’ Croatia. Well (spoiler alert!) today we found it. Our early morning walk (before it got too hot for Alf) took us up the … Continue reading ‘Authenticity’ Discovered!
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 I am sorry I haven’t been in touch recently; it’s been a bit harum scarum this side of the Adriatic, let me bring you up-to-date… You left us in Kamp Njivice on the island of Krk. We liked it there very much, but we had places to go and so on Tuesday … Continue reading Six Campsites in Three Days
Sunday 20th May 2018 Yesterday, I signed off just as the rain and hail began pelting down on me, under the awning where I was exiled, as Wendy was ensconced in the van watching the royal wedding. The rain didn’t let up until late in the evening when, to fight the cabin fever, we strolled down … Continue reading The Sunshine After the Rain
Saturday 19th May 2018 Today’s blog is sponsored by Daren Fasey, as thanks for baling us out with a blip at home yesterday. We have been in Camping Blednow for 48 hours and a jolly nice place it is too for not doing too much but having a good time. It is so nice in fact … Continue reading Beautiful Bled