Fine arts

I wake up at a quarter to eight, that’s perfect. We crawled in a bit later yesterday, as I infected mom with the Words of Wonders virus and we spent the whole evening playing on my phone. Getting quite far in the butterfly tournament! Breakfast is leftover bread with olive oil, grapes and cherry tomatoes.… Continue reading Fine arts

Shop & Eat

Up at seven again, it’s just impossible to get used to Spanish time unless you really make an effort, but then afterward you’ll have to make a similar effort to get back on Belgium time. Both are in the same time zone, but the Spanish do have a different rythm. Fruit salad and goat yoghurt… Continue reading Shop & Eat

A day by the sea

Up at eight. Eight! It’s just that there’s nothing to do early in the morning, plus restaurants start serving lunch only at two or so, so we’re shifting our whole day out of whack. First job is to get the DHL shipment ready, so after a quick run to the bakery and a breakfast of… Continue reading A day by the sea

Sealife, good food and a dolmen

No alarm today! Yesterday we managed to make a lunch reservation at a nearby gastronomical restaurant somehow. The website said a spot was open on Friday, we took it and then got a very polite call from the restaurant: website was wrong, there is no spot, much apologies, do we want to go on the… Continue reading Sealife, good food and a dolmen

Fields and valleys

Breakfast, again, only from eight thirty. That's a bit later than we'd like, but then I realize it's the weekend! Weekdays don't matter much when you travel by bike, except that you have to remember that shops and restaurants might be closed on specific days. In France, that's Sunday afternoon/evening and Monday. Today is Sunday.… Continue reading Fields and valleys

Rain (and some castles)

Breakfast is served from eight thirty, so we’re making an effort and set the alarm only at seven thirty. In the small breakfast room I have baguette with smoked meat, with a soft brie-like cheese and one with a boiled egg, with crème d’Anjou as dessert, yummy. It started raining during the night and the… Continue reading Rain (and some castles)

Châteaux de Chaumonts et Chenonceau

We're cycling to Tours today, by way of Chenonceau castle. Only 68 km planned, so it should be an easy day. We gave the B&B hostess our breakfast preferences yesterday, so aside from the ubiquitous baguette with sides of butter and jam, we get the requested pains au chocolat and croissants. I don't translate this,… Continue reading Châteaux de Chaumonts et Chenonceau

Biking by the Loire

Up at seven, we had a pretty good night sleep except that the TV suddenly started playing in the middle of the night. Don't know what happened, but it certainly worked like a wake-up call. Breakfast is the typical for large business hotels, not great, not bad, just average. We pick up the bikes from… Continue reading Biking by the Loire

A wolf? And of course a castle

Breakfast is from eight, so we've set to alarm at seven thirty. I slept well, I think, though I only turned in around around ten thirty, after reading a few chapters in my new Jessie Mihalik book. Breakfast is a impressive spread, with a selection of cheeses and cold cuts, eggs with bacon and/or sausages,… Continue reading A wolf? And of course a castle