We have pottered through
At Culoz, near Aix Les Bains, we decided to have a rest day from driving and spent a day sorting out laundry and enjoyed an afternoon cycle ride along the lanes to Lac du Bourget and through villages scented with blossom and wood smoke. Cycling in
We have had plenty of opportunity to remember absent friends, as we have already enjoyed some of the gifts we have received; The Champagne marmalade goes down very well with crusty bread in a morning; Sue, Janet and Luke won’t be surprised to hear that some of the shortbread didn’t even make it across the channel and the tin is already in use for keeping some of the bike spares we have with us. We’ve also enjoyed a good bottle of red and Anthony, of course, won at our first game of Pass the Pigs. Thank you everyone for your generosity.
We have seen Goldfinches, Red Squirrels and a Peregrine over the campsite (not together!), Red Kites and what we can only identify as Booted Eagles, although the variety of birds of prey that they could have been sometimes frustrates our bird watching.