Arrondissement de Nontron

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  • Day94

    88. Etappe: St.-Pierre-de-Frugie

    October 4, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Der Sommer ist zurück 🌞 und ich wandere immer weiter gen Süden. Mittlerweile habe ich das Departement Dordogne erreicht.
    Heute ging es viel bergauf und bergab und ab und zu verließen uns die sonst so üppig angebrachten Wegweiser. Dennoch erreichten Lucille und ich relativ flott unser heutiges Ziel. Wir übernachten in einem kleinen Gemeindehaus etwas außerhalb der Stadt. Da es hier leider keine Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gibt und das einzige Restaurant im Ort nur Mittagstisch anbietet, hat uns die Hospitaliera kurzerhand etwas tiefgefrorenes Ratatouille von Zuhause mitgebracht, dass wir nachher nur noch erwärmen müssen. Tres gentile!Read more

  • Day27

    Day 27: Flavignac - La Coquille

    September 8, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Distance: 29.5 (639.9/1230.4)
    Weather: 24C, Drizzle in the morning, later warm
    Mood: Getting a little bored...
    Blisters: 0
    Staying at: Camping Le Perigord Vert

    Why we walk the camino

    Walking the camino is a real effort and requires time and dedication and even more so discipline to see it through to the end. You only get such dedication through real motivation, so why do we walk the camino?
    I have observed sofar that there are two broad groups, group one consists of the pensionados who just love walking and think even 800k+ is a fun distance to walk. Group 2 are the "lost and searching" . These people have either lost something or are looking for something and in most cases both. I have tested my theory and it seems to work.
    Lisel and the couple from Twente are members of the first group and the others I met are all in group two.
    One of them lost his very successful travel business just before he was ready to retire and he walks to disconnect and find some peace and sanity in his new more simple life.
    Another camino-goer was addicted to drugs and felt this could be a way out of that way of living, they have lost themselves...
    Another person wants to change professions after a year of sickness and other troubles and is looking for insight and just being away from it all.
    Everybody in group two has a story and they tend to be heartbreaking and breathtaking.
    My story is much less extreme, yet everyone I meet seems to recognise mine. I lost my paradigms for success and happiness, which has knocked me off balance and am looking to regain some balance through this camino.
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  • Day30

    Day 28 & 29: La Coquille - Thiviers

    September 11, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Distance: 18.5 & rest day (658.4/1211.9)
    Weather: 27C, sunny
    Mood: Very good
    Blisters: 0, but left heel a little painful
    Staying at: Le petite maison (Nantiath)

    Marc came by for another long weekend and this time he walked with me on Friday and he will walk with me again on Sunday.
    We spent Friday eve and Saturday in Nantiath and stayed in a very cute little house I found on airbnb. My feet were happy with the rest and my heart was happy with the company 🙂
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  • Day6

    La Rame, Dordogne

    September 11, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Some what off the beaten track, Dutch couple who have been here for one and a half years own this place. View from bedroom window.Long drive today, hot, no air conditioning!! Glad to get out of the van, Kay didn't drive fault.Read more

  • Day16

    Camping Domaine De Corneuil

    July 12, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Rained again overnight so we left a very wet Brian & Sarahs house at Condom ths morning. Whilst it has been a lovely stay it feels right to be on the road again. Drove north and stopped at Bergerac. It has a lovely old section alongside a wide river where we had lunch. Carried on after to our next campsite which occupies 25 hectares and we have located our camp at the edge of a wood. Sun came out while we setup, as they say it always shines on the righteous.Read more

  • Day18

    Camping De Corneuil 3

    July 14, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Woke to a lovely sunny day with only a scattering of clouds. Wasnt too hot around 20C so after an early brunch of sausage sarnies I went for a run. Covered 8.2 miles, probably 80% running 20% walking as there were some tough hills. Once again I barely saw a soul, only a couple of farmers cutting wheat. Passed by some beautiful small chateau's the french do seem to like their circular towers.
    I had a couple of beers in the bar afterwards to refresh myself. We had booked the Table d'hote fot dinner whch was served on a long table. There were approximately thirty adults and twenty kids on a separate table. Food was a lovely quiche followed by duck leg and ratatouille. Dessert being a chocolate sponge, some ice cream, strawberries and a macaroon. It was all washed down with a couple if caraffes of local vin blanc. We chatted the evening away with a very nice group of Dutch people, all in all a perfect dinner.
    Back to camp for a coffee, chocolate and brandy nightcap. An earlyish night for us all, I for one was just a little wobbly!
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  • Day17

    Camping de Corneuil day 2

    July 13, 2016 in France ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Moderately lazy day today mopping up some rays. Bella, Lesley, Mike and I did go for a walk though and gave Bella some ballage. I carried on through some woods for a bit extra walking. We sampled a few cold beers at the bar before camperol and aperol time. Dinner of chicken and pork kebabs followed with new potatoes and haricots vert.Read more

  • Day15

    J2 - S 29/08 - Mareuil (24)

    August 30 in France ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Journée éprouvante, beaucoup de côtes, T. 45 km contre 63 la veille, ciel menaçant et orage. Mais l´´attelage et moi tenons le coup.
    Concert de 19h30 à 21h. Mairie peu coopérative peu d´auditeurs mais très sympas dont une belle personne qui me prête un grand parasol de protection (habite sur la place).. Atmosphère particulière où les comportements se déclinent. Encore une expérience vraie.
    Voir aussi site alain-arts en complément. La géo-localisation fait un peu des siennes, mais on se rôde 🙂
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  • Day6

    Brexit BBQ!

    September 11, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Just spent the evening at a BBQ with a couple from Belgium, two couples from Holland, and they had to ask about Brexit!
    They all speak such good English. BBQ cooked by owner's was really nice, which was fortunate, coz there's nowhere else to eat for miles!Read more

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