The weather forecast this weekend isn’t looking very good, and today was supposed to be dry. This was a duff forecast by El Tiempo, as when I walked the dog at 7am to get some bread it was drizzling, only for the heavens to open the moment I stepped back into the van (complete with a fabulous white ‘boule’ loaf and a bagful of yesterday’s croissants and pain au chocolate….although I was 20c short so had to pop that in later as she was going to let me off it but I insisted I would return! ).
The weather did sort itself out by the time Bruce woke up, but it put us into a dilemma – should we move on somewhere dry for the weekend or not…. looking at the forecast there wasn’t really anywhere worth moving to so we decided to stay put.
It has since cleared up but the rain will happen for sure… the temperature is hot and very humid so it’s only a matter of time.
We did manage to scoot into Bergerac for a walk around the old town and another expensive cup of coffee, and an explore of the Le Clerc hypermarket. There’s always several items we buy when in France,coffee being one, as the pods for my coffee machine are usually much cheaper here. Flavoured couscous is another as in Spain although I can buy it plain, the Tipiak brand that I get here in France has so much flavour in it and with add bunch of coriander as well and it makes it really lovely. And the bonus today was that the couscous was half price! I also manages to find a ripe avocado and a melon so made some melon and avocado salsa which uses up the coriander and lime I had in the fridge as well.
After a spot of lunch we took Mutley out for a walk along a nature trail behind the motorhome aire that we are on,which is at Lembras, about 10 km away from Bergerac.
The trail is very pretty, with loads of lovely old overgrown trees and follows a small stream along to something they call the roman bridge, but in fact it was built around the 1930s.
We saw a great insect hotel, something we’d not known about before a year ago when we first saw one, but this was huge…. see the photo…. and also I found a lovely big dandelion clock, and had wanted to get a good photo of one for ages, so was really pleased with the way this one turned out.