To Rouen, in search of King Richard.

Curiously we left Poitiers in the rain, this is becoming a habit. It eventually cleared and we actually had sunshine for the last part of our journey. Knowing that our hotel in Rouen didn’t have any parking I phoned ahead for the location of the nearest public parking, Googled it for coordinates and let SatNav…

To Poitiers

Unbelievably it’s another day without rain as we set off to head home; our first stop on the return journey is to be Poitiers, a city we’ve passed by before but a convenient place for us to break our homeward journey. To be honest it was a simple reversal of our outward journey except that…

Bayonne – Third Day

After the watery awfulness of yesterday we went to bed hoping for better things to come. Waking a couple of times during the night I noticed that………..it had stopped raining. When we got up this morning it was still not raining. Then, in the middle of breakfast, it chucked it down all over again! This…

Bayonne – Second Day

I’m rather afraid that there’s not much to say about today as it’s been a complete washout. Not just raining but absolutely chucking it down from dawn to dusk, this was the view from our window this morning. We delayed breakfast as long as we could but sooner or later you have to do something;…

Bayonne – First Day

Well Bayonne has a much more relaxed feel to it, nobody seems to be in very much of a rush at all and that suits me when I’m on holiday. A few overnight showers had cleared but the day started very overcast and with the River Nive in slack water I was able to get…

In Bordeaux – Third Day

Our last full day in Bordeaux and an unsettled weather forecast so we decided to head fir some culture. Tram into the city centre and a walk up to the Musée des Beaux-Arts, once again taking us past some attractive streets. The museum itself has two wings which stretch along the two sides of the…