Wednesday, 24 April 2019

A Walk Along the Sauvaget, Part II


Here are some more photos from our walk from Preuilly, along the Sauvaget and back again. Part I is here.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
The back of the Abbey at Preuilly.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
This was taken in Preuilly from the top of the chateau's outer defensive bank, looking over Belvedere's garage roof.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
A male Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis (Fr. Alouette des champs) hovering and delivering his scritchy scratchy song, much romanticised by English poets, composers and writers.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Passing some lovely flowering trees.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
This little stream, the Sauvaget, provided the power to start the Industrial Revolution between Preuilly and Bossay. Mills along this tiny stream were processing locally mined iron ore.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
The setting for this house in a hollow is attractive, but I think a frost pocket.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Flint nodules, no doubt gathered locally, topping a roof terrace wall in a hamlet along the Sauvaget.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Antique bird cage (thankfully unoccupied).

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
The rear entrace to a property in the hamlet of Sauvaget.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Blossoming pear trees in pasture.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Typical rolling Claise Valley countryside.

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2 comments:

Katie Zeller said...

What a lovely walk!

Susan said...

It's become one of our favourites.

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