Thursday, 18 June, 2015
The original plan was for the group to ride bikes into the town for the market. However, several of us are not keen to cycle. Therefore, 5 of the group walk in; 4 decide to stay back at the Chateau and the rest of us pile into the van, one from yesterday. We make our way into town and find the main provenders for tonight’s “fish fry” – Doug and French translator Mouse. We also find JV.
We did not take many photos of the market but it was quite nice. We stopped at a bar for a coffee and were joined by others. A local started talking with us and eventually pointed Michael and Di to a liquor shop that had a large collection of Scotches.
After returning to the farm, we headed out the full group to a pretty little town Saint Ceneri le Gerei, the sign said the prettiest town in all of France. On the way, we stopped at a deli to pick up a range of baguettes, I selected a hot piece of pizza instead.
It is raining a bit so we head down into the village to a pub there.
Half of the group head off early with Charles Henri to go to a local Stud Farm. We make our way back to the Chateau with significant driving around in circles before we find it, for the second time today.
Later we meet for drinks before dinner on the patio.
We had a Sauvingnon Blanc that was way too fruity so we only went through one bottle. Then it was time for the seafood dinner.
There is a much nicer white served with the first two courses.
Colin said it was his favourite wine on the trip. I could not go that far but it was pretty good.
A delightful meal from Douglas and a good day.