After our long day yesterday this was to be less strenuous. We woke at 7:00 am and were up and breakfasted by 8:00 am without firm plans for the day. There had been discussion yesterday of a visit to Josselin, about an hour away, where John had visions of pictures of the château reflected in the river. Majella had checked her Lonely Planet guide and found plenty to interest her there too. Over breakfast we decided that would suit us for today. Continue reading
How lucky are we to have this experience. The past two weeks at Trébry have been delightful and have gone so quickly I’m sure that by the time we blink, the final week will have also disappeared. We are so far off the beaten track here, there are no crowds, and no hustle and bustle. Pauline commented that it is like someone coming to Australia and staying at Allora. We have had the luxury of doing things at our own pace and of our own choosing. But it is not Allora. All the clichés of France are coming to life around us. People with berets ride by on bicycles, baguettes are a daily menu item and almost a fashion accessory, and as we are in Bretagne, the favoured costume is the blue and white striped shirt. I have yet to see someone in a striped shirt and beret riding a…
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We woke this morning to find the power still out. My Fitbit alarm had gone at 6:00 am in anticipation of an early start for a long day out but, seeing no sign of light on our charger station, I rolled over for another 30 minutes. When I was out and dressed I went down to begin boiling water for coffee on the gas stove while Majella showered in the dark bathroom. We were all down and eating breakfast before 7:00 am, wondering how extensive the power outage might be. Continue reading
Believe it not, there are enough things to entertain us in the vicinity of Trébry that our plans for today did not involve driving any significant distance away. Nor did they require an early start so we took advantage of the opportunity to sleep a little later and relax after breakfast for a while. Our plans were dependent on weather, which the forecast suggested would begin with clouds and clear later with little chance of rain.