The most beautiful hand made patchwork quilts were in evidence when we were there.
These lads found a dip in the canal off the lock wall very refreshing on a very hot sticky sunny day!
This was the marching band on Bastille day, or "Fete Nationale" as it is now called. we marched behind them, the children carrying paper lanterns with candles inside them. All the while everyone was setting off crackers and bangers in the crowd...!!!
Some of the views from the towpaths were amazing, with the river opening out with very pretty weir waterfalls. We spent five nights at Ranchot and then moved on to a wall by a weir, I didn't take any photos of the actual moorings but we could walk a couple of minutes to a lovely beach on the river where we have spent the last four nights.
Temperatures have been in the mid 30's so John cooled down by sitting on a chair in the river....!!
Mags and Ni arrived on Gesina and stayed a couple of nights so there was more putting right over a bottle or two and they had us to dinner for a BBQ. Poor Tashi (their dog) got so hot she regularly went for a paddle in the river!!
Yesterday we walked miles up the hillside to a village called 'Torpes' where we saw this lovely chateau.
The stable block belonging to the chateau.
Torpes has this memorial in cast brass to the Revolution, it is the first time we have seen one of those!
A close up of the statue.