What a busy day! Started early with Bramble trying to jump from living area onto our over-cabin bed. That was a sight to behold! It was around 7.40 am and that could only be followed by breakfast with a strong back coffee.
Nice walk around ancient city walls, which took about an hour by the time we found our way back to campsite via De-Gaulle Square, where we spotted lovely boulangerie-patisserie, to which we had to return, as we had no cash on us. So lovely were the views that the initial rain failed to dampen our adventure spirits, so back in campsite, we persuaded teenage son to put his boots and waterproof jacket on to go back to town to buy baguette and Easter cakes, being Easter Sunday and all. After putting on my best Freench accent, we came out of boulangerie 4.10 euros lighter and much happier, looking forward to coffee and tarte de pomme et nid de Paques (all delicious, of course).
Some relaxing time doing crossword, crochetting and laptop gaming, followed by lunch of baguette, saucisson, Comte and Camembert cheese, and crumpets for Pepo, with a welcome glass or two of Chateau la Gacherie Bordeaux 2007: very nice indeed for under 3 euros.
Siesta of two hours preceded another walk round city walls and back to van for aperitif before dinner of merguez sausages, fired eggs and more baguette and Bordeaux.
Van’s been great, as has Bramble. So far so good.
The following was written by Adonis on the diary:
I agree. Tomorrow a good day walk with Bramble and we’ll say good-bye to Montreuil. We are heading for L’Ile de Bouchard near Tours. One or two nights, I suspect. From there, we’ll probably go to an aire in the Dordogne at a place called Montsalvy, or maybe not!