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  • Day190

    Innsbruck

    October 18 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    A shortened trip to Innsbruck as the autumn season slowly changes to winter with the tops of the Tirolean mountains sprinkled white with snow. Down on the river level however it’s the perfect time to see the larch trees show off their colourful set of leaves.
    Unfortunately we got sick so cut our adventure short and returned to Switzerland to recoup!
    Still, the road up and over the pass was worth it alone for the beauty.
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  • Day175

    Full circle

    October 3 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We arrived back to Hittnau and we’re greeted by Tobis mother and some beautiful sunny weather! A last moment to sit out in T-shirt’s!

    And doesn’t the vase from Slea-Head Ireland looks good here on the table with the late blooming Blumen.Read more

  • Day175

    Into the east

    October 3 in France ⋅ 🌬 19 °C

    A trip back to Switzerland from Brittany. We head back to the swiss countryside - just in time for autumn and hopefully some Pilz-foraging!

    Driving into the sunrise, early bird and all that ☀️🚌

  • Day173

    October 1st.

    October 1 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    When did that happen? Suddenly it’s already October. And here we are, swimming in the Atlantic, throwing frisbees into the wind and chasing their flight paths in all directions, and supping on a lovely languedoc in the evening sun while our towel robes dance in the wind and dry out!Read more

  • Day170

    Salsa Verde

    September 28 in France ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Whipping up a salsa verde with the tomatillos from Glencullen!
    A side to the chicken fajitas on today’s menu….

    Green goodness. Packed with vitamins and flavour!

    🤤🤤🤤

  • Day168

    Beach days!

    September 26 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    It’s magic to be within 5 mins stroll of a beautiful white sanded beach, with plenty of room to play frisbee, plenty of sea to swim in, and plenty of sea glass to be found amongst the shells and stones !!Read more

  • Day165

    Concarneau

    September 23 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We’re set up shop in Concarneau for the time being. Lovely campsite within a nice walk of the town and a beach. Super amenities and plenty of space for some routine setting!
    And time to read one of the books in the series, of Commissaire Dupin and his crime solving in and around Concarneau….Read more

  • Day164

    Oysters in cancale!

    September 22 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Did you ever see a bay at low tide, with fields of oyster beds being harvested by tractors and a huge working force? We had no idea this is how they grew oysters. They then drive by on the streets of Cancale delivering their harvest to the various shops, restaurants, factories. People walk by with blue bags filled with their dozen or so fresh oysters. Heaven!

    As the autumn sets in, so begins the busy season for oyster harvesting. They say, one should only ever eat oysters in months with an “r” in them…. And so we of course obliged and got ourselves downtown to Cancale, oyster Mecca, and the atelier de l’huitre for a degustation of the slimy slurpy deliciousness…..

    We tried numbers 2 & 3 of the farmed fellas (I mean they are literally farmed there, before our eyes), slurped those right down with a bitta pain and burre between plates….then we had to try number 3 wild and number 2 flat to get the full scope of oysters..we didn’t know there were so many types! Though glad we didn’t go for the human hand sized number 0…as we saw some couple needing a fork and an knife to make edible sizes from this huge mofo!

    Overall, our favourites lay between wild 3 and farmed 3! Oh to have more would be a treat, for another day!

    We took a stroll down to the pier and watched as they worked the farms, and others ate their oysters from the market stalls! Fascinating.

    As the autumn equinox sets in, equal length day and night, we finished our day (at 7pm, before real dinner time) with a galette (also famous of Breton) and walked back to our handy city Aire (park place for campers) amongst the trees a mere 10mins stroll from town.

    Happy out!
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  • Day164

    Mont Saint Michel

    September 22 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    The UNESCO heritage famous Mont-Saint-Michel commune and abbey perched on a rocky isle on hugely tidal sandbanks! Epic to see this while driving! We pulled over for a closer look! Some amazing architecture that stands tall and strong on huge sandbanks, and becomes an impenetrable fortress in full tide, a perfect defence. A place of worship. A prison at one point in history too.

    Also a use of inspiration for many movies and sets…one can see why!
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