Tuesday, 24 February 2009

ABC Wednesday F for France.



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Friday 3rd August 2007.
After a long drive from our home in Holland, my daughter, Superkid, his father and I arrived very late at a campsite in the middle of France,where we were setting up tents at 23.00 hours in the dark.

Our place of destination was Messanges 45 kilometres north of Biarritz and 150 kilometres south of Bordeaux on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Saturday,4th August 2007.
A long day of travelling on roads with one traffic jam after the other took us to Messanges where we arrived at 23.00 hours. The owner of the house found us in the middle of the village and guided us to the house. She is a wonderful person and so is her partner. After having a glass of wine together we settled in the house and went to bed.
These were the surroundings of our holiday residence: Sea, forest and a kind of lake formed by the sea. We walked, cycled and swam and had a pleasant week together.

Saturday, 11 August 2007
On our way back to Holland we came through the town of Montbazon and saw this castle ruin, so we went to have a closer look. The lady who sold us the tickets, told us that a team of archeologists has been working in the ruins for four years now.


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42 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a fabulous post for today! Thanks so much!

Dina said...

What an adventurer you are, Wil!
The places look like fun, once you get there.

Miss_Yves said...

Votre appartement à Messanges était très spacieux .
Ma famille et moi connaissons très bien Messanges et Vieux -Boucau !
les forêts landaises sont agréables, on peut même y faire du vélo,mais les plages sont dangereuses, même avec surveillance, car les vagues sont fortes
Avez-vous visité Biarritz ?
Vos photos de Montbazon sont très typiques.

Jeannette St.G. said...

my brother went for years on vacation in that area -the closest we came was Geneva! Looks like you enjoyed your time there.

Carolina said...

Bonjour Wil, lovely photos.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Sylvia Thanks for your kind words.
Dina, yes as long as I can do that I go on. And I believe so do you!
Miss Yves! Oui notre appartement était très spacieux et aussi beau. Nous y avons fait du vélo certainement. C'était très agréable, car il faisait beau. Nous nous apercevions aussi que les vagues sont très fortes. Cést dommage, mais nous n'avons pas visité Biarritz.
Hi Jeannette, thanks for your comment. I hope I can write a comment on your blog because yesterday it didn't work and there was another similar blog with the same problem.

The Weaver of Grass said...

One thing I envy about people who live on mainland Europe is howmuch easier it is to travel to other European countries, reader wil. I enjoyed your post.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

heeh Reader Wil,
You are really into the FRANCE feelings I lov France too, Nice post:)

my F is for show FEELINGS with FLOWERS, thats what we do in HOLLAND, I really like making this post, please come watch it

www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com
JoAnn's D Eyes/HOLLAND

naturglede said...

Realy great! Love it! Have a nice abc!

Dreamybee said...

Looks like a fun trip, even will all your 23:00 arrivals! I like the song that you picked for this too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How clever of you, Wil! Wonderful!
MY ABC Wednesday post is at
More of Me - EG

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Love your post.I have always wanted to go to France.Someday....

Nave said...

hey .. That is so tempting :) Fabulous post and lovely pics !!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Vive le Francais! Je parle un petite peau.

Anna said...

A fantastic post for the letter F. Funnily enough I nearly chose France too this week. We have had some lovely holidays in Normandy and Brittany and I can't wait to return :)

Babooshka said...

This will be a firm favourite. The country I long to live in and intend to someday, Provence. Happy viewing, very happy viewing.

Life with Kaishon said...

I hope someday, when I have lived my life as you have, I will still be filled with fun and adventure like you are : ). You have the grandest times during the most ordinary situations. I LOVE it.

Rose said...

What a lovely place to visit! Such a beautiful countryside, and I love old castles. I must admit I much prefer the cottage where you stayed to the tents the first night:) I'm not much of a camper.

Leslie: said...

I was SO surprised when I clicked on your blog and saw that you'd done "France." I did "French" so we're both on the same wavelength. Lucky you to have just been visiting in that fantastic country!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

What a lovely vacation cottage! Much better than the tent in which you spent the first night. A wonderful "F" post, Wil.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for taking me along! Aloha-

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Sounds and looks like it was a lovely trip. Thanks for taking us along.

Tumblewords: said...

Fantastic! Love your slide show and the piece of itinerary.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Te house and surroundings are lovely. You must have enjoyed exploring this area of France.

Today's Blah... said...

Wonderful France, thanks for showing this Reader Wil. :)

spacedlaw said...

Biarritz is a LONG way away from Holland, far more difficult to reach than Côte d'Azur.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

FFFantastique!

Bonjour Reader Wil, great choice for our F. France - Thank you for this wonderful story in words and photos.

Fabulouse.

Tyra

Grace and Bradley said...

We lived in France for almost 10 years. My daughter spent most her childhood there. She is now over 30. We do miss our life in that beautiful country.

Jay said...

Beautiful slideshow - it makes me want to go to France! I've never been despite only living across the water. I must do that sometime. It looks so lovely!

Carol said...

Beautiful...love your slide show...France is a great choice...

dulce said...

I'm sure you had fantastic hollidays.
GOod choice with so many things to see.
Have a nice week.

Berthddu Suit said...

Lovely! I like France too, but haven't been for sometime. Please pop over and visit my F post, it is all about Fundraising this week.

Patty said...

That must have been a marvelous trip. I don't think I would have liked camping out. I've never tried it, but I don't think I would like it, even when I was younger, never wanted to do that. My sister and her family went almost every week-end in the summer.

pictureeachday said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! This looks like a fabulous vacation. Thank you so much for sharing!

Pretty Me!! said...

love all your posts !! Indeed beautiful :)

Miss_Yves said...

Bien sûr, je peux vous aider,c'est un plaisir
"You for whom...lines" :TB-giving
you a song ("in "or "as"? c'est l'idée d'une comparaison "comme" , "comme si"
"That life has only importance ...-"but" au lieu de "when", me semble-t-il-idée d'exception , de restriction ne...que
..."but in a flower dance"
"in the wind "is better than "in the weather "because the meaning is "time"(like in the titles :"gone with the wind "_ "blowing in the wind ")

Miss_Yves said...

Cela me semble excellent !

RuneE said...

France is a very interesting place to visit and makes a very good F. Your account makes me want to go once more!

PS Thank you for the very pleasant comment!

Marja said...

What a lovely place You must have had a great time

Barbara Martin said...

What a wonderful holiday trip you took. I loved the photos of the ruins and the countryside.

Janie said...

What a great tour! I love that old castle.

Anna said...

I really enjoyed your post on the letter F for ABC Wednesday. I nearly chose F For France too :) We have enjoyed holidays in Brittany and Normandy. It was lovely to see another part of this beautiful country through your eyes :)