May-June 2013

A month-long trip through three regions of France. Travelling south from Calais we stopped overnight at la Bouille, a picturesque village on the Seine near Rouen, then at Tours, in order to visit nearby Villandry. After that, three gites in … Continue reading

May-June 2012

A two-week trip to the English West Country to visit friends and do some walking. First stop: Hardy country and a cottage just outside Dorchester. Then on to Cornwall and a marvellously modern and luxurious cottage in Rock, on the … Continue reading

June 2011

A two-week trip to Scotland, stopping en route at Fountains Abbey (NT). Some good walking in and around Pitlochry, then return via Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders. Sections: Fountains Abbey | Perthshire | Rosslyn Chapel | Dawyck Gardens … Continue reading

May-June 2010

A four-week journey the length of France. After stopping off in Provence, we took the ferry to Calvi and a charming gite in the shadow of the bell tower in Calenzana. Returning via Switzerland, we stopped again in Nancy and … Continue reading