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stopping to fish

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fence along the road

cows along the road outside Arcais (image from Street View)

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Day 7 1 logbook~

Day 7 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Maps)

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The first part of my trip continued through the old town of Arçais.  If ever there was a town I wanted to linger in…

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street in Arcais

old stone walls along street in Arcais (image from Street View)

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Arçais is an old town, but it also had a recreational area where you could rent a boat, have a cool drink and stay a few days…

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riverside recreation area

recreation area in Arcais (image from Street View)

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Beyond Arçais was a riverside road, with small groups of five or six closely-spaced older houses at intervals…

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connected houses along the river

groups of connected houses along the river (image from street View)

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Of course, I stopped to talk to a fisherman I saw along the way…

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fisherman along the river

fisherman along the river (image from Street View)

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Fisherman: ‘Bonjour!  Est-ce que vous voulez rester ici et pêchez avec moi?  J’ai une autre canne à pêche!’ (Hi.  Would you like to stay and fish with me? I have another fishing rod.)

Jane: ‘Mais, est-ce que vous avez un autre moulinet?’ (But, do you have another fishing reel?)

Fisherman: ‘Bien sûr!’ (Of course!)

Jane: ‘Mais, est-ce que vous avez une autre ligne de pêche?’  (But, do you have another fishing line?)

Fisherman: ‘Certainnement!’ (Of course!)

Jane: ‘ Est-ce que vous avez des autres hameçons?’ (Do you have other fish hooks?)

Fisherman: ‘Oui, j’ai trois autres hameçons.’  (Yes, I have three other fish hooks.)

Jane: ‘Mais, est-ce qu’il y ont des poissons?’ (But, are there any fish?)

Fisherman: ‘Non, il n’ont pas des poissons aujourd’hui.  Mais, vous savez, les poissons ne sont pas l’objectif de pêcher!!!!’  (No, there aren’t any fish today.  But, you know, fish are not the main purpose of fishing!!!)

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Best View:  a quaint lane in Arçais and a house with purple and blue shutters…

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'alleyway in Arcais'

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

April 17, 2013 at 7:16 am

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  1. What would make it pleasant fishing there would be the likelihood of no black-flies or mosquitoes. Nice drawing Jane.

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    JD

    April 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    • Hi Denis. I haven’t see a single insect on my entire trip so you may be right. Thanks for the comment on the drawing! Jane

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      jane tims

      April 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm

  2. You keep reminding me how terrible my French is! Arcais looks stunning. I love the way you introduce colour to your drawings.

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    Gemma Hawdon

    April 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

    • Hi Gemma. My French is not great but it is yet another good reason to work on this blog … to practice my vocabulary! Thanks for the comment on the color. Jane

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      jane tims

      April 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

  3. You make a great story out of your journey. Love the drawing.

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    Carol Steel

    April 17, 2013 at 8:22 am

    • Hi Carol. Thanks! I wonder what the real people would think if they knew I was talking to them! Jane

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      jane tims

      April 17, 2013 at 11:45 am


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