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End of the road

(Here’s our entire route from the Rego app…) Thank you for being with us on the journey, now we’re all back where we started. We’ve been back a week and have managed to do some travelling in Ireland in that … Continue reading

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Rust and Decay

(Welcome. Settle yourself. We are in the vines… can’t you just imagine?) Yesterday we were in Beaujolais and I am completely sure of that because we stayed at a wine farm and the wine they produce is Beaujolais! We had … Continue reading

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Peaceful Day on the Greenway

(A grey day in the town at the top of the hill) We’re still here beside the Voie Verte (Greenway) and it’s so peaceful. Just a few cyclist, some walkers and two other motorhomes here today. Monday is always a … Continue reading

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This is Burgundy…

(Tourist map of Burgundy – Bourgogne in French) My trip on Valerie and Stewart’s boat has definitely affected our travel distances over the past week. (By the way, the boat is for sale!) It’s possible to fit our last seven … Continue reading

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Paying it Backwards…

(Look! It’s Camille’s house!) About 28 years ago we visited France with our two-year old daughter. We took the ferry from Cork to Roscoff and drove our car due south. We stayed in small hotels all along the Loire and … Continue reading

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I can’t wait for it to be… right now

(Smelling the flowers) I’ve been thinking again… not always to be recommended, about how I help myself feel better when I feel down. I’ve read a lot of books about this and talked to a lot of wise friends and … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

(One of the lock-keeper houses) A couple of days ago we walked to a big shopping center in town. It was further away than I thought, it was lunchtime, it was 26 degrees and it was uphill. By the time … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Locks

(Here’s Ronan coiling rope) So, yesterday we had just arrived at the first lock. Locks are like steps for getting up-stream or down-stream on a canal. Or maybe they’re more like a lift because you have to wait until the gate opens, … Continue reading

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Our New Boat!

(I can drive* a boat! (*Might not be the technical term)) Surprise! We found a new method of travel! A house boat! A bit of a story… Sunday was a wet day in France, we left the beautiful green fields, … Continue reading

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Making Hay When the Sun Shines…

(Wildflowers… or maybe you can’t call them wild when they are purposefully planted?) It’s lashing rain with grey clouds today which makes me so glad I took yesterday off to enjoy a beautiful day in a beautiful place. We have … Continue reading

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A Little Walking Tour

(There are little route markers on the ground marking the way) We’re still here in the car park of the pretty town and today after coffee I went to visit the tourist office. We had seen signs describing different buildings … Continue reading

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On a Schedule

(There’s an area for campers on the left of this car park, we’re on the extreme left) We’ve moved on again, just an hour south to a pretty little town. The aire is in the market square and if we’re … Continue reading

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We’re in Thierry’s House!

(Cute house in Clères) We’ve arrived at a town called Château Thierry, I don’t think it’s our Thierry… unless he’s keeping his Château in France a secret? We haven’t seen the actual Château yet, we don’t know what size it … Continue reading

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The beautiful animal park in Cléres

(The pink Flamingos and some random ducks) I mentioned yesterday that there is a zoo here in Cléres and today we went on a visit. As it’s France, of course this would not be an ordinary zoo, this is a … Continue reading

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A Leisure Battery for Time…

(Brighter in the afternoon at Veulette sur Mer) The rain went away yesterday afternoon and the sun came out but when we woke up this morning we were freezing (not actually freezing…) it was 7 degrees outside. Time to rethink … Continue reading

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Grey Day by the Seaside

(Misty rain between here and the chalk cliff) It’s kinda grey here in Normandy today. We’ve moved along and are by the sea at a place called Veulettes Sur Mer and it started raining. It didn’t stop me from making … Continue reading

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The Secret to Life…

(Here’s our spot today, can you see the orange cable running to a box on the left? That’s the free electricity) Good Morning! Good Morning! Ok, so I asked about sharing the details from our new friend from Ireland…you’ll have … Continue reading

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Cycling to Honfleur

(Lots of boats, tall houses and restaurants in Honfleur) And now we’re in Honfleur, a very pretty big-ish French town with a port. Well to be precise… we are 40 minutes walk from Honfleur, under the motorway that bypasses Honfleur … Continue reading

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Juno Beach

(Nell’s Bread Shop) We’re still here at the beach just beside the Canadian War Museum. The town has two names, first, it’s called Courseulles Sur Mer. It had that name before D-Day in 1944 but it got a code name … Continue reading

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Sea Day

(I don’t know where I am…) We’re on the high seas somewhere between Rosslare in Ireland and Cherbourg in France. Possibly already in the English Channel but can’t be sure. So we’re between places, in transition, not there yet, not … Continue reading

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On the Road Again!

(Today I’m at a luxurious secret location having an adventure… Translation: I’m sitting on the bed at the motorway services writing to you) It has taken us weeks but we finally packed everything into Ruby (the motorhome) and we are … Continue reading

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I really REALLY need your help!

(My first White Button) Ok tiny band of people who read this, I need your help to spread a message: Sew on a White Button! It’s a long story which I will write soon but I want to get to … Continue reading

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Gentle Guide to taking a Journey: Mont Saint Michel

(Sunset near Mont Saint Michel) I love Mont Saint Michel, I think you would too. Yes, it’s touristy. Yes, it’s a religious monument. Yes, coffee and a croissant costs more here. But there’s something… something deeply attractive about this place, … Continue reading

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Back to normal…

(French aire) We crossed the border into France on Saturday and stayed at a French vineyard that night. We thought it might be nice to do a wine tasting and then stay the night but wine tasting happens on Monday … Continue reading

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Just leaving France now…

(Tourist Office in Palencia) We’re still on our journey home but only just. As I write we’re sitting in a supermarket car park in Cherbourg, less than twenty minutes from the ferry and almost the last bit of the journey … Continue reading

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Dog Necklace and Free Wifi

(Tierra de Campos from a moving motorhome) Yesterday we travelled through a vast flat landscape, with gently undulating bits for added variety, called Tierra de Campos. The name means Land of Fields and that describes it well. The road we … Continue reading

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Last day in Portugal, sniff, sniff

(There’s a steep walk from the parking) We found another wall. In the town of Bragança in the north-east corner of Portugal. The town provides free overnight motorhome parking just under the castle walls. Unfortunately, the castle was closed on … Continue reading

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Scary Story by the Lake

(Our spot beside the lake at Macedo de Cavaleiros) On Sunday we parked beside a lake. People arrived and left all day to go for walks or just to have a look. They brought children, dogs or cameras. Some just … Continue reading

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On the Rocks

(The Clock Tower at Mȇda) Continuing on our journey out of Portugal, two days ago we reached the town Mȇda. We are still in the land of huge rocks and it may not be clear from the photos how huge they really … Continue reading

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Thank you, Celorico da Beira!

(Funicular Viseu) We are still in Portugal but moving every day. The day before yesterday we stopped off in the city of Viseu. Denis did some work while I went off to find the funicular to the old town on … Continue reading

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