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Simply the best…

‘The best walk yet’ announced ‘I’m only the chauffeur’ as we reached the halfway point of last Monday’s walk.  It was, indeed, one of the better ones that I have found this summer. In fact, I have known of this … Continue reading

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Light and shadow

We usually take our main summer holiday in September after the ‘rentree’.  The days are still warm, the evenings not yet dark and everywhere is a bit calmer.  Even with the ever present treat of doom virus we have talked … Continue reading

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chemin de saint-jacques-de-compostelle

After having to share the path at the Canal des Moines with several others we have preferred to walk in places less likely to attract holidaymakers during the school hols. Hence heading for tucked away areas of the Correze recently. … Continue reading

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Computer says no!

This Monday the GPS was sulking.  It refused to acknowledge the three villages nearest to the etang I had found.  Eventually we put in a town further on and hoped we could wing it when we got closer.  The etang … Continue reading

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You have reached your destination

Except we hadn’t.  Last week it was a case of a walk that seemed be non existent, this week it was a whole village! I had looked at a little etang online and when researching information about it found a … Continue reading

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Le fraysse

It was meant to be a short walk followed by lunch and then, if we felt up to it, the rest of the walk. It didn’t happen like that. Firstly, the meteo told us it was going to be the … Continue reading

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On top of the Xaintrie

Another lake, another swimmer.  But technically, this isn’t a lake or etang. It is a plan d’eau.  Plan d’eau is a catch all term for a stretch of water used for leisure activities such as the river Cele at Marcilhac.  … Continue reading

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Canal des Moines

Before we left the UK and retired to France my best friend and I decided to extend our regular lunch dates to include local places of interest that either neither of us or just one of us had visited.  I … Continue reading

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Across the border…

Maybe because I was born under the sign of pisces I love being beside the water be it river, lake or sea.  Having grown up under two hours away from family favourite beaches in the county that includes most of … Continue reading

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This time… Marcilhac sur Cele

Marcilhac sur Cele was so pretty we were always going to go back. In the interim I did my much loved researching online to find out more about the Abbaye Saint Pierre.  Founded in the ninth century by Benedictine monks … Continue reading

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