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Où est la plume de ma tante?

We left Spain a day earlier than planned, because of the forecast snow in the Pyrenees, and did a long (400 miles) run from Valencia Camper Park to Aire-sur-L’Adour, through the Somport tunnel. L’Aire sur L’Adour is a small town

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Posted in 2016 Spring, Aire-sur-L'Adour, Aquitaine, Eymet

Sword Beach to Hendaye Plage

On Tuesday we woke to a chilly 2 deg C in Ouistreham and after a brief but bracing walk on Sword beach, (one of the the D-day landing beaches, just by the aire) set off south. We landed at the

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Posted in 2016 Spring, Aquitaine, hendaye plage

Stuck in the Mud

Mimizan Plage, a few miles down the coast from Biscarrosse, is very nice but they don’t let dogs on the beach. Luckily there is a good bike ride south through the forest which brings you to a dog-friendly beach. The

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Posted in - France, Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Capbreton, Mimizan

Blood Moon and Basque Tarts

I was a bit concerned that Colin (or maybe even Nia) would turn in to a werewolf last night, with the supermoon eclipse but all is well this morning…I have checked N’s palms for hair… no more than usual. This

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Posted in Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Biscarrosse, Navarosse

Camping It Up in Parentis-en-Born

Lake Biscarosse Parentis is about 100 miles south of Hourtin; we drove here on Wednesday and spent the night on the aire at Gastes. The aire was popular but we got here early and found a pitch overlooking the lake

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Posted in - France, Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Gastes, Ste Eulalie-En-Born

Baguette Bacon Butty Blowout

We rose at the crack of dawn (ish) and left Ile d’Oleron at 9am for an appointment with the Royan ferry at 11am. Well not an appointment actually….you just turn up, pay them 47 euros and they cart you over

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Posted in - France, Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Lac d'Hourtin

101 Uses For a Lamp Post.

We have had poor wifi connections recently so the blog is a bit behind; we are currently in Spain. After Domme we visited the chateau of Castelnaud, a few miles west down the dordogne valley. It is a lovely castle,

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Posted in - France, 2013 Autumn, Aquitaine, Domme

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