Thursday, 25 November 2010

A New Walk

We haven't written about any of our countryside walks lately, the main reason being that we haven't been on any. Work on the house has taken over our lives (and I have a million other excuses as well, if you have time...)

As I suggested on Tuesday's blog, we were expecting a couple of nice days weather. As this could be our last chance of a dry walk in the country, we went out after lunch to explore some of the rural roads that aren't really marked on any map. (The walk is marked here, in green)

We started at the bibliothèque (where we saw the baby orchids) and followed the back road to le Petit Pressigny until we reached the Carroir au Loup (crossroads of the wolf!), then turned on to the rural roads that lead back to the escarpment above Preuilly.

We are really pleased we went out for a walk when we had the opportunity, as yesterday was so-so at best, and today we are forecast rain and/or snow.

The colours are really good, which surprises us. After last week's rain and wind we though that all the leaves would have been blown off the trees, but as you can see from the photos, that isn't the case.

I am not sure it will be quite so pretty tomorrow...



Tim said...

It's not that pretty today Simon.... I went over to Loches to get somethings from Lidl... and by the time I got almost to Perruson it was 4ºC & raining.... by the time I left it was 2ºC and sleeting!!

Simon said...


At 2.00pm it was 1ºC in Preuilly, and not really raining, but showing intent.

Don't you love this time of year?

GaynorB said...

Thanks for the walk plan, we hope to try it sometime.

Anna Johnston said...

Stunning pictures, love it. That walk sounded fabulous, thanks for sharing ;)

Susan said...

Anna: The countryside around here is lovely in any season (and nicer than some more well-known places that are just wall to wall grape vines...)

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