Monday, 10 November 2008

Distant trail

Walking into Distance Corn Fields
More Mushrooms Besse Village
Stray dog leads the way Distant Road
Start of Walk

After a huge feast last night we thought we had better get out for a walk today and besides it was one of the sunniest days we had in two weeks.

Our destination was the village of Besse, where we followed an old Roman travelling route, probably one of many connecting the Lot and Dordogne valleys.  The track looped around back on itself offering a 7 km challenge for those with young, short legs. Those with longer legs probably took more strain on the back as the shorter legs took turns to "ride up high".

It was a nice walk, lots of autumn colour and even a companion stray dog - who seemed to know the track very well.  The older parts of the track still had a remnants of a packed stone surface with wheel ruts, there were also many ancient walls and a few huts.  It was very cool.  The young legs are off to bed early the old ones are resting in front of the fire watching UK Dancing with the Stars.  I'm stuck here on the computer as usual but not complaining.


  1. Great to see the shots of the walk and it makes me a little jealous, though I look forward to doing the same with Liam, maybe a little closer to home of course. Also great to see the shots opening in a new window too.

  2. Thanks Sean, wasn't sure in a separate window was a good idea or not. P.s. I bought a Canon Powershot G10 on web today - now just waiting for delivery. I was spending too much time mulling over choices and Ange was given me dirty looks.

  3. Nice, I'm sure you enjoy it. I guess I like a seperate window as some websites when you use the back button fall over due to coding. is not so bad so it is not really and issue with that.

    Not sure if the PowerShot series has the "Colour Accent' function but if you want to get creative it is a great feature. I'm actually about to do some posts on Liam's blog with pictures and video using it so you can see what I mean.

  4. Hi, Don,
    Ive been checking the blog occasionally and
    Congratulations!!! on a great diary/blog. I particularly like the memorabilia ticker - good solution for all those tickets etc you can't bear to throw away (in their paper form).
    Had to laugh about Costieres de Nimes being your favourite tipple - mine too. It's really cheap at Lidl. BUT I just changed... to a Corbieres red which I think is better and actually even cheaper.
    Things must be getting chilly where you are. It's still going up to 13-15 degrees during the day here.

  5. Ok, I just found the Corbieres label in the Memorabilia...

  6. Thanks Stewart - appreciate your comments, I'm enjoying it and it won't end when we leave France.

    Costieres and Corbieres.. I'm enjoying a glass of one of them now, I can't say which as the bottle is in the kitchen:)

    Yep - they are great aren't they, one of the things to miss about France when we leave.

    C'est la vie!