A rainy rest day in Arras – laundry and R&R! Being a Saturday, we checked out the market in the Places des heros (renamed to commemorate the hundreds of French resistance fighters who were executed in Arras during WW2).
The yellow truck was by far the most popular vendor in the square, so we loaded up with stuffed tomatoes for lunch and and quite possibly the best rotisserie chicken eve for dinner at our Airbnb, along with a massive side of cauliflower dauphinois. I guess my request for deux cent grammes sounded like French for a ‘bucket full’. No harm done as there were no leftovers!
In 2009, we embarked on a one-year family sailing adventure aboard a Grand Soleil 39, "SV Mulan". Our original sailing blog is linked on this site.
In 2017, Susan, Andrew, Sam & Max walked the Camino Frances from St-Jean-Pied-de-Porte to Santiago de Compostella (and rode bikes from Burgos to Leon as a blister recovery strategy), and in 2018 Jack also joined the crew as we waled the northern section of the Camino Portuguese from Porto to S de C.
In 2019 Andrew, accompanied by Max for the first few hundred kms, and Susan for the Tiscan section, walked the via francigena from Canterbury to Rome. That journey is blogged in this site.
This blog is planned as an alternative to the endless instagram posts used previously to communicate with those interested in our travels - although there is a linked instagram account as well!
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