Baiona Town, Galicia

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The Tourist Office is very helpful and provided the map below. The town was interesting but did not seem particularly concerned about its past, although several buildings were being renovated. People were friendly and I found a jeweller who replaced … Continued

Fortress of Monterreal in Baiona

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The Fortress of Monterreal in Baiona stands on a rocky promontory, Monte Boi, and it is also known as the Gondomar Castle and Ox Hill Fortress, apparently. The promontory juts out into the bay and in the past has been occupied … Continued

The Road from Porto to Baiona

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I have been in Spain – Galicia to be more precise!  Easyjet took us from Gatwick to Porto  and in the early afternoon we took the road from Porto to Baiona, up the Portuguese coast and along an empty motorway to Spain.

Travel in France – Issoudun to Ouistreham

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On the final day of Travel in France we travelled from Issoudun to Ouistreham, with visits to the Chateaux of Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau along the way. The overnight ferry returned us to the UK.

Travel in France – The Chateau of Villandry

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The Chateau of Villandry was completed in 1536, the last of the great castles built in the Loire Valley. The chateau was owned by Jean le Breton, the Finance Minister for François I. In 1906 the chateau was bought by … Continued

Travel in France – walk around AigueBelle

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It poured with rain in the early hours of the night and Wednesday dawned unsettled and definitely cool, with quite a strong wind. It was a good day not to go into the hills and the walk on Day 21 … Continued

Travel in France – a walk around St Croix de Caderle

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The weather forecast for Day 19 of Travel in France was for a sunny, hot day; instead it was overcast, with grey clouds and mist low over the high hills. Exercise is necessary and I wanted to see the hills, somehow, … Continued

Travel in France – St Hippolyte at night

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Day 17 of Travel in France was not a great success. It was Market Day in St Hippolyte du Fort, but somehow I didn’t take my camera. Then we misread the map and didn’t complete the intended walk. Fortunately and dinner that … Continued

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