The Claise at the boat ramp in Preuilly, with the island made by the foundations of the 'Roman' bridge on the left and the weir for the Moulin de Chanvre downstream (above, photographed on 17 December); the Vienne at Nouâtre (below, photographed on 28 December). All the rivers are very full due to all the rain, but apparently the levels are stable. There is a lot of standing water in fields and the young wheat crop is struggling.
Live Action Heritage Conservation
Heritage conservation work is going on all the time in the Touraine Loire
Valley chateaux. These days the best practice approach is to ensure the
Susan was born in Victoria, but moved to Queensland when she was 11. Simon was born in London, but moved to Canberra when he was 7, and to Queensland when he was 28. In 1997 they moved to London. Susan worked for a large heritage and nature conservation trust and Simon taught music technology at tertiary level.
Now we live in Preuilly-sur-Claise, a small town with a population of less than 1000 people in the south of the Loire Valley. We write about the restoration of our house, the history of our local area, nature, cooking and anything else that strikes us as interesting. When we are not blogging we run Loire Valley Time Travel, doing individually tailored tours of the Touraine for anglophone visitors in our classic Citroën, Célestine.
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