We're off.... though not for very long; we'll be back next week. We're going up to Edinburgh to visit family. We try and do this twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.
Chateau de Chaumont looming above the village
We'll take the overnight ferry from Ouistreham [Caen] to Portsmouth and then drive. It's about 700km from Portsmouth to Edinburgh and on the way up we drive it in a day. It's a long drive, but we get kicked off the boat early so it doesn't 'feel' too bad and there's a lovely warm welcome at the other end in Edinburgh!
La Loire at Chaumont
On the way back we plan to break the journey with a brief stop in the Peak District. It is an area neither of us really know so we are looking forward to seeing its spectacular scenery.
Meanwhile we'll leave you with two autumnal views of Chaumont sur Loire.