Friday, 19 October 2012

Off to the North

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.


16 comments:

ladybird said...

Have a safe journey and an wonderful time with your relatives and friends in Scotland! Martine

Perpetua said...

Bon voyage! Have a wonderful time and we may almost pass you in the opposite direction on your way home. :-)

Susan said...

Have a good time and thanks for taking my order yesterday :-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Martine - thanks :-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Perpetua - I guess you must be heading up Caithness. If so, safe travels :-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Susan - no problem :-)

Perpetua said...

No, Sutherland as always, but we vary the route. :-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Perpetua - forgot; you're further over towards the west :-)

the fly in the web said...

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time.
Looking forward to your views of the Peak district on the way back...

GaynorB said...

Have a good trip.

For another time come via Staffordshire and spend an overnight with us.

Vera said...

Hope you have safe and pleasant journey, hope the weather holds up for you so you can enjoy England in the Fall.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@fly - fingers crossed the weather stays good. right now we have glorious sunshine and a balmy 14C in Edinburgh.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Gaynor - that would be lovely if you're not on the way down to our neck of the woods at the same time :-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Vera - so far so good--lovely sunshine yesterday on the drive up as well as today. :-)

JEH2011 said...

So lovely to see you both... must get to France again very soon! Jx

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Jane - it was super to see you and catch up :-)