Friday, 20 September 2019

Walking Around Barrou


The weather for the first walking club outing of the new season was very warm, with low slung glaring sun for most of it. We walked from the village of Barrou on the Creuse River.

Uphill right from the start.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

An old building in a tiny farming hamlet.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Charming house.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

A very fit looking saddle horse interacting with Jean-Jacques. 
The horse is no doubt admiring Jean-Jacques handsome new facial hair arrangements.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

By this stage of the walk I was really struggling. Thankfully, the horse lives opposite friends John and Maureen. I nipped in for a top up to my water bottle.

Two big barns in the countryside.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

By the time I had reached the barns I needed to lie down in the shade for ten minutes. Fortunately that allowed me to recover sufficiently to finish the walk.

Walkers enjoying scrumped Chasselas grapes.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Harvesting sunflowers.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

The hamlet of la Coue in the distance.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

A duck weed covered garden pond.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Beatrice walking up yet another hill (but at least it's in the shade).
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

The back of a house in Barrou, with external staircase tower.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Jim, who was also on the walk, has published his account of the walk on his blog Loire Valley Experiences.


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4 comments:

chm said...

Lovely countryside.

Ricks Carson, Atlanta said...

Brings back many fine memories of rambles outside of Preuilly. Thanks!

Susan said...

It is. We always enjoy walking it.

Susan said...

I think walking is one of the major attractions here.

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