Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2000 in 2009, So Far

Today's 19 kms walk home from Quillan market, during which I saw not a single person, apart from those passing in cars on the two short (total 3 kms) road sections, takes me to over 2000 kms for the year so far.

So I should be getting in 4000 kms or so this year as part of my training for VBW. To be followed by a final spurt of another 1000/1500 kms, mainly in New Zealand, before I start the Walk proper.

It is a beautiful day today and I was reminded yet again as I walked, and now I look out from the house, what a truly beautiful area this is. Gay and I certainly feel very privileged to live here.

I notice that I am getting a surge of visitors to the blog, referred from a couple of websites that I have only just discovered. Both these sites cater for English people living in France - one covers Languedoc-Roussillon, where I live - the other covers Mide-Pyrenees, which starts a few kilometres away from this house, on the Aude/Ariege border.

http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/

http://midipyrenees.angloinfo.com/

The two sites contain a great deal of useful information, "for sale" sections, discussion forums on any topic you care to initiate. I assume there are equivalent websites for other regions of France.

Highlly recommended. I wish I had known of them earlier.

3 comments:

Not Waving but Drowning said...

I'm so glad I found your blog.

I shall follow your walk with envy in my heart!

GG

Rosalyn said...

If your passing through Brittany, pay a visit.

Vic Heaney said...

Hello Rosalyn

We shall certainly be passing through Brittany. Our point of departure from France will be Caen/Ouistreham.

You will have to give us some way to contact you if we are to follow up on your invitation.