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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

old stone town

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old Arcais

old Arcais (image from Street View)

~Logbook 4-5~

day 4-5 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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The first part of my trip was through the countryside near Sainte-Sabine.  The houses in this area are generally more modern and smaller than those I saw further to the east…

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small house

smaller, one-story houses line the country road … notice the shadow of the Street View camera (image from Street View)

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Arçais is an old town, with stone buildings and narrow streets…

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street in Arcais

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I found another house to buy, a charming two-story with a tiny front yard and an old gate – it may need a new roof…

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a house for sale

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Best View:  yellow flowering bush in Arçais…

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'shrub in yellow bloom'

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

April 15, 2013 at 7:26 am

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