D261 picnic area, River Adour, near UrtFebruary 13 in France ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C
Wow, another wonderful view through Martha's windscreen! The same river as yesterday, just a little further west. We've pulled into a small picnic area. The centre is a little muddy but it is surrounded by grass and there are a couple of Weeping Willows dangling their hair-like branches. An old wooden picnic bench and a fishing pier with latticed fencing feature in our view over the River Ardour. A smattering of country homes adorn the far bank.
On the short journey to get here, we stopped off at a Carrefour to buy diesel and a few groceries. The supermarket also had 2 washing machines and a tumble drier on the edge of the car park, so we were able to tackle our overflowing laundry basket too. France is the only country we've visited where Vicky hasn't had to do any hand washing so she is very happy!
It wasn't long after arriving that Will had the canoe down and was heading out on the water. The flow was strong but he had fun paddling around the river islands and across to explore the opposite bank. He had a great time, finishing the day off with a spot of fishing from the pier. Vicky enjoyed an afternoon reading travel blogs and booking a trial night at the little West Midlands campsite we've found online. As our tradition goes, we celebrated what would be our last night in France for a while, with a homemade pizza, garlic bread and red wine. Cheers France!Read more