Tag: Travel in France with dogs

Break for the Border – NE France; Sézanne to Vilsberg

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If you want to experience adrenaline, drive a large caravan around Paris.

If you want to experience adrenaline; drive a large caravan around Paris.

To increase the thrill still further; be a passenger in the tow vehicle!

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Fandangles in France – High Drama on the High Seas!

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We seemed to have exported British rain to Brittany!

Last Wednesday, it was Britain’s hottest day since the heatwave of 1976. At 06:30, as we departed for the ferry, it rained. A lot. On the ferry it rained. A lot. And en route, a lot. We seemed to have exported British rain to Brittany, but at least it’s rain with roulade rather than rosbiff!

Kai had been unsettled by the journey and agreed to eat only when spoon fed. When we arrived, I took the pups for a long-awaited walk on the beach and through the forest. The scent of pine took me straight back – not just to our previous time here in Penthièvre (see our Postcard from Quiberon – Part 1 and Part 2.) It was as heady as the patchouli oil with which we used to douse ourselves when we all dressed as hippies in that heatwave of 1976! Continue reading “Fandangles in France – High Drama on the High Seas!”

En Route Again – Challes les Eaux

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Scarfell Pike – Renamed by the New York Times!

Vulcanicity, the Debut Ding, Avoiding the Pains of Aix – plus Perceptions of Proper Peaks!

“12-Across. What is the highest point in England (8,4)?” Our last morning in Digoin, we chatted to an American chap over a coffee as he wrestled with his crossword.

“Scafell Pike (7,4)” we replied. So it appears that both we and the Ordnance Survey have got the spelling wrong.  According to the informed source of the New York Times, we have missed out the ‘R’ in ‘Scarfell.’ What IDIOTS we are!

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Argenton sur Creuse – A Hold Up with a Hairpin!

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Argenton sur Creuse – ‘The Venice of the Berry’

How to Maintain a Successful Relationship when you Drive Each Other Round the Bend. 

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