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Literary Adventures in France - a blog

I have rather let this blog slip away, but will keep the articles available if you are interested in reading them. And maybe I might write another article or two.

25 Sep 2014

In the Alps, the French describe this period of time (Autumn) as "l'entre saison", namely between seasons, out of season, off season. Of course, it is meant literally: in the summer, Alpine resorts are busy entertaining walkers and cyclists, in the winter the skiers and the snowboarders arrive. The period when the cable cars stop working at the end of August and when they reopen again for winter is just over three months and...

3 Sep 2014

At the end of August we did our annual canoe trip along the Dordogne River. We camp on public land (any land which can be flooded by the river is deemed public), carry all we need, and spend our days drifting, paddling and occasionally negotiating (gentle) rapids. This year we added in a night so in all we had four nights on the river, and canoed a total of 160 km.

 

I am always struck, when we do this trip, by the silence that...

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