Anyway, we're both home feeling well relaxed, head wise - still tired physically, but then we've packed a lot in.
We started our stay in Rennes, two hours south of the ferry and had a lovely, very expensive, Morrocan meal - lovely at the time anyway, but very heavy and told on us for a few days.
But Rennes is a lovely city and I'd like to visit it again. Here are a few pics from our night time walk around.
|Tom at the Moroccan restaurant - |
I should have got that fez closer to his head!!
|Rennes cathedral at night. |
Lots of French cities have these bikes
that you can pick up and leave back to another location -
Then down to Bilbao - we drove down the West Coast of France which isn't really that interesting scenery wise - and I suppose one motorway is like the next - so it seemed like a long journey this time.
But we had a lovely couple of days there - I already wrote here about the Fiesta and seeing Cirque du Soleil.
What about this for a mad family pic on the boat coming home from the beach :)
We played in a Castle - at Labastide Marnhac - for Cahors Folk Club - the audience was lovely - lots of different nationalities and I was very pleased to get my French song in - and everyone sang along :)
|Playing in Cahors Folk Club|
|the Castle Gate|
|Sunset through the castle window|
|With our friends Fini and Ger|
|Big sky that night|
|And a visit to a "vide grenier" - a bit more upmarket|
than a car boot sale - ooh heaven - I love hoking through other people's junk :)
|The sunflowers fading out|
Further North, near Montmorillion, we almost missed the sunflowers. I had been watching out for them for Tina Downey's tribute and last year they had been magnificent - but this year they were almost ready for harvest and were hanging there heads … So for the entire trip I was searching for one perfect field - and got it eventually … here on Tina's tribute page.
While in the North we went to visit Oradour sur Glane - the martyr village which Charles de Gaulle ordered be left as it was after it was destroyed by the Nazis - a chilling experience. I've posted lots of pictures here
So we're home again and back to porridge.
Did you have a nice holiday this year?
Do you ever take a busman's holiday?
I'd love to hear your stories.