Thursday, 9 August 2007

Menhir and Chips


We decided to have a random drive round and sightseeing trip today cos we never go anywhere and we felt we should for a change.


First new place was Mortemart a really pretty village. They have a country market Friday mornings apparently. So of course we rolled up on Thursday when the tumble weed was blowing down the main street.






Seeing a sign for megaliths we followed it to the Menhir de Ceinturat. Sissy and I are in the picture to give some idea of scale. Set a good way along a track, just when you think you've gone the wrong way you see it looming through the trees. Excellent place.





Then we followed the autre megaliths sign to the Stone of Sacrifice. Quite frankly I think it was just the baldy bit at the top of a hill but an interesting looking stone for all that.






Then on to Confolens mainly because we've never driven in that direction before. It looked quite nice but I'm afraid our appetite for sightseeing was on the wane by this time. We were seduced by the aroma of Le Chippy where we had pie, chips and mushy peas washed down with a can of pop. Sissy was particularly impressed by the chips. Then we came home.

7 comments:

Jen said...

Megaliths and chips sounds good to me... lovely photos, I'm so desperate to run away and live your life!

Breezy said...

Jen you say that now wait till you're a published author

Anji said...

A chippy! We haven't got one of those down here.

Anonymous said...

hi karen just to let you i ve posted all your leeds based letters but we have 48 hour postal stike so they may take a few days martin

Breezy said...

Anji it's in Confolens they have been open about 5 months apparently an seem to be doing well

Mousie/Paisible said...

menhir men: the stone, hir :upright, dolmen , dol: flat...love these stones, we have some near home and I love sitting next to them
http://amisduturnegouet.free.fr/Pages/Hier_Aujourdhui/ploufragan.htm

should try to make my own photos...
have a nice week-end dear

Breezy said...

Thanks for the link Mousie by the way I enjoyed The Wandering Star