Travel

Sometimes we get inspired to record some of the more memorable days of trips that we have made. They serve to remind us of the things that we have done, the places we have been to and the people we have met and if we do not record them we tend to forget great chunks of the times we have spent away.
For those viewing these diaries we hope you find them interesting but they are more likely to be of interest only to our family and friends.

Stade Toulousian Rugby and Sunday Lunch

Posted:
Mar 23, 2014

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Martin Fuggle

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Since returning from our trip to Sarlat in the Dordogne we have been doing things in and around Mazamet. Jenny likes to have coffee at a small restaurant just off the main square. It is full of all sorts of tea, wine and lovely things and 'un gran cafe au lait' comes with hot milk in a jug, a glass of water and a crunchy biscuit. I'm not sure what they are but I have seen them in E Leclerc, the main and biggest supermarket in Mazamet. Next time we go shopping there we will have to buy some. Shopping in E Leclerc is an experience. It is a huge supermarket where it is possible to buy... + details

Beaumont du Perigord and Prudence

Posted:
Mar 19, 2014

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Martin Fuggle

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We spent the morning in Sarlat so that we could visit the market. It has only just got going after the winter break so the market stalls were a bit sparse. There is a covered market which is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and again on Fridays and Saturdays. It is in a spendid old building with the biggest doors to the market that I have ever seen. We previously bought some delicatessen stuff and in particular we bought some of the cheese that we had previously bought in Mazamet. It is a very old and very expensive cheese from the Auverne. The ratio of cheese to rind is about 2:1 so the... + details

Rocamadour and Le Manoir d'Eyrignac

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Mar 18, 2014

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Martin Fuggle

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The weather for our trip to Rocamadour was miserable and when we finally arrived it was shut! There were hardly any shops open and just one, or maybe two, places to eat. There was one shop that attracted Jenny's interest which had a number of beautiful teapots in the window. There were people inside but the shop seemed shut so we walked past. However on our way back we signalled to the poeple in the shop that we wanted to buy one of the teapots and to our surprise they opened up. We bought a teapot that looks like a chicken and now we need to work out how to get it back to Australia.... + details

The Castle at Beynac

Posted:
Mar 17, 2014

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Martin Fuggle

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After our morning coffee in Sarlat, we drove along the Dordogne River to Beynac. We were last in Beynac in 1978 when we drove from St. Cyprien along the banks of the Dordogne in the late afternoon. We walked a little way up the hill and had dinner at the Hotel de la Poste before driving back to St. Cyprien in the dark in the campervan that we had at that time. It was a challenge since the lights on the van were faulty and flickered on and off. So our memories were more of the drama we had then than the beauty of Beynac. We drove to the top of the hill and parked close to the castle. It is... + details

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