Sunday morning we met up with a bunch of our neighbours, at the village hall -
We all agreed on the shortest route, 9.2km. There are usually three routes to chose from, a short, medium and crazy long one ( 23km or thereabouts ). We were so lucky with the weather. The forecast had been for thunderstorms and day long rain, but as you can see, it was actually sunny and fairly warm, perfect walking weather. The three coloured arrows are for the three different routes, btw. You do have a map as well with the route marked, but the arrows at cross roads etc are very helpful.
We always see this farm when driving to the nearest little town, but I had never walked past it. The route took us up and behind the farm -
I adore old doors and shutters, I just had to stop and take these pics and then run to catch up with the others. Me running, oh dear :-) -
This is Bob, adorable little Bob, the dog of our wonderful neighbours and friends Annick and Olivier, who coped with the walk so much better than I did, lol -
It was so lovely to walk past all the sweet wild flowers -
Another farm, in the middle of the glorious Bourgogne country side -
Wherever you look, there is so much beauty -
You come across some strange creatures on these walks. Now I know that Bourgogne is very well known for their escargots ( vineyard snails ) because of their size, but giant ones? Really? -
Cottages are dotted about, hidden away down little lanes -
This one had the most enormous Wisteria growing opposite it -
Our region is famous for the beautiful white Charolais cows, but lately, we have seen more of these gorgeous brown cows in the area as well -
For a short while in the Spring, a lot of the green fields turn yellow with dandelions -
Things got a little ( well, a lot really, lol ) muddy for a while -
But we were soon back on solid ground and heading for the half way post ( and our cottage, where our doggies were waiting for me ) -
I don't often see my DH running :-) -
but I suppose when the half way tent is near, its worth it, lol. Made it! -
The village provides drinks ( water, orange juice, wine, and more wine, lol ) and snacks ( apples, cake, cheese of course, salami, sweets and various other bits and pieces ), so stopping at the half way point is quite a sociable affair -
I staid for ten minutes or so, and then wombled back a few metres down the lane to stay with my doggies while the others carried on. I think the bit I did was about 5.5km, that was quite enough for me, and anyway, the doggies needed me!
Once the others had completed the walk, Andy came back in the car and took me back down to the village for the 'repas', lunchtime meal in the village hall.
I love all these local events.