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Hiking around Villarceaux... rain or no rain?

Saturday, September 17, 2011


(A little 'hi' from the middle of the forest with a special thought for 1BEACHWALKER who has been encouraging me to try and make a video!)

Hello again!!!

I have been working hard this week, but still not enough: I should have been working most of the day today, but I decided to go on a hike instead (I'll have to work really well tomorrow!). My last hike was 2 weeks ago and I just NEEDED to go outside and discover new paths... No walk can beat a hike! Honestly, I would never have thought I would become an outdoorsy kind of person! Thank you SP!

The weather forecast said: 'Rain.' I didn't care!... I had to walk through fields and forests...








I also wanted to see some farms and animals...


(This is actually a farm-manor, which was built in the 15th century)






And check that Autumn is definitely approaching...






Take time to look at everything and take pictures...



Of flowers too! :)





Even of a cemetery and its dry stone wall...





A chapel from the 16th century, mostly destroyed 3 centuries later...




I wondered what this was... There was a whole field of it at some point. Anybody has any idea what it could be? I thought it looked pretty!






Speaking of pretty... Here was the highlight of the walk, a real treat as my feet were starting to HURT!!! (3 hours and a half is too much for me, I should stick to 3 hours' hikes for now!)



This is the Villarceaux Castle, built in the 16th century.

There are actually 2 castles in Villarceaux...
The one below was built in the 18th century and it is called 'The little castle':



As I am home tonight, listening at last to the rain falling outside, I am so thankful I was able to go on this hike (and avoid the rain too!!!)! Just like any type of exercising, it is never time lost... I hope you have the opportunity to spend time outdoors this weekend!


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