A great day was had in Bordeaux…

…and I feel very proud of myself for cycling there and back without too much difficulty. What was meant to be a 20 min cycle ride did however, take us an hour and a half to get there and an hour to get back due to us getting lost somehow. All in all I cycled 7 miles today. Best of all I got to meet up with my uncle Jeremy and his wife and meet their lovely friends Judy and Eric. So we shared a very delicious lunch with two judges, a magistrate and barrister. They really were the best of company as they told their interesting tales of being in court. I feel very proud of Katina for completing the 42km along with her very young looking sixty one year old friend. Jeremy didn’t do too badly either completing half of it this year and planning to run the whole 42km next year. Apparently the route runs through 55 vineyards with wine tasting along the way. Here is a picture of us all together with another runner who also completed the marathon with her dog Rita.
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Tomorrow we shall start to meander our way back up the country. And who knows where we will find ourselves stopping along the way.
Deborah x

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8 thoughts on “A great day was had in Bordeaux…

  1. It looks like you’re having a lovely time in the sunshine. The temperature has dropped here and the heating has gone on !!! ❄⛄

  2. Glad your both having a well deserved break – if you are that far down into France, it’s worth heading towards Montpellier and visiting the Millau Viaduct (the bridge in the skies). Take care – safe travelling x

  3. What a lovely photo you look so well I am really looking forward to seeing you next week.
    Dad and I went to Place Farm yesterday all is well.
    Lots of love Mum

  4. Don’t know whether you’re going north, east, south or west, but if you like mountains and such try the Cirque de Gavarnie, in the Pyrenees south of Lourdes and west of Bagnerres de Luchon. If you’re going over to the A75 to go over the Millau viaduct, there’s an old walled town on the Med (a bit touristy) at Aigues Mortes, just east of Montpellier. St Flour in the Cantal is nice, just off the A75 and Puy Mary is at the heart of the now extinct Cantalienne supervolcano. But the roads up the passes (and down the other side) are steep, and I’m not sure whether campervans are allowed. There’s a camping in St Jacques de Blats with a great view of Puy Griou but then September in the Auvergne can be cold and wet (as can May, June, July and August!).

    Enjoy and drive safely.

    • Thank you. We are currently working our way back up the country ready to catch the ferry back on Sept 16th. Tonight we are parked up at a free Aire in a small town not far from Limoges. We will enter the Auvergne region tomorrow.
      Deborah x

  5. Dear Deborah,
    It was lovely meeting you and Colin yesterday. What a delightful lunch we had and thank you for sharing your story with us. Enjoy the rest of your well-deserved holiday and all the best.
    Judi (aka Judge Judi)

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