ETC.,


 

This post is in answer to a recent post by Rommel, one of my favourite bloggers over at The Sophomore Slump . He’s just put up a post he calls ETC, which actually stands for a lot of photo rejects that he deemed unworthy of posting. They have only just seen the light of day, and I’m glad they did! In one of his replies to a comment he said ‘someone here needs to do an etc post!’ A challenge like that has to be taken up. Rommel plucked his photos from all sorts of times and places. I’ve done mine slightly differently and taken all the pics from one period in May this year. So here we are, a bunch of pics taken when our Irish biker visitors came to stay for a few days and we had some great ride-outs to some of our local beauty spots here in the Dordogne.

A telephoto shot across a valley at La Roque Saint Christophe, home to prehistoric cave dwellers 55,000 years ago.

A telephoto shot across a valley at La Roque Saint Christophe, home to prehistoric cave dwellers 55,000 years ago.

 

Our bikes at Limeuil (especially note the gorgeous silver one 2nd from left). A beautiful village where the Dordogne & Vezere rivers meet.

Our bikes at Limeuil (especially note the gorgeous silver one extreme right). A beautiful village where the Dordogne & Vezere rivers meet.

 

At Cadouin Abbey, founded in 1115 where pilgrims came.

At Cadouin Abbey, founded in 1115 where pilgrims came.

 

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Ah, the scent of roses!

 

Sleepy Moggy

Sleepy Moggy

 

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Key anyone?

Bikes in front of the abbey.

Bikes in front of the abbey.

 

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A Pretty Door

Narrow Streets and Ancient Buildings

Narrow Streets and Ancient Buildings

 

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Not Open for Business!

Macro shot of tiny flowers on a wall

Macro shot of tiny flowers on a wall

 

Looking Down on Cadouin

Looking Down on Cadouin

 

Those BMW's Again!

Those BMW’s Again!

 

Return Journey for the Boys and the Rain Starts

Return Journey for the Boys and the Rain Starts

 

Au revoir!

Au revoir!

 

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7 thoughts on “ETC.,

  1. One of the best trips I have ever done. Needless to say the Irish visitors really enjoyed themselves. Limeuil where you see the bikes parked facing the water has a magnificent municipal camp site by the water, just off to the right of the gorgeous silver BMW with the distinctive exhaust note.

    The Au Revoir photo was rain but 3 hours later up on the A83 we were in glorious sunshine and a clear blue sky.

    Those red and white panniers are awesome.

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    • Aha Olaf!! I have to say you were the best Irish visitors we’ve ever had! I just hope the tea I provided was as good as Mrs Doyle’s! Please come back any time. I’ll save some of your Thai 7-Spice and we’ll have a stir-fry. Big Hello to Will, and thanks for your lovely comment on here. 🙂

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  2. I love this post! That Rommel guy sounds like an awesome fella. 🙂 I love the looks of the buildings esp. the dents and cracks look really cool. Your artistic approach shines on these photos as well. Really great job. I need me some rain pictures. Have yet to experiment with rain pictures.

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  3. Ah lovely comments! Thanks Rommel. That rain pic was simply me snapping through the back window of the car when Will was about to leave. My theory is ‘snap anything and see what comes out!’

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  4. Jude,

    About Mrs Doyle……

    We went to Craggy Island last Sunday for afternoon tea. John Williams came down from Belfast to join us.

    We had a lovely run on the day but we really enjoyed Rouffignac and the tea there. The welcome from both of you was legendary. I don’t see Bob on the forum now but you should know we have hatched a plan to arrive in France on 31st May. So far we have Will of course and Stephen Mayhew and John Williams on board.

    Limeuil was the last straw for me. It just has to be repeated. It summed up perfectly what France is about and is a must do for next year. A few days camping there will be nice for us.

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