Sunday, 30 October 2011

La Brenne

After we had lunch in LeBlanc we found a short trail to walk along one of the many lakes in the area.
In the first  photo you can see some tall aerials. There were a lot of signs right beside them - no parking, no photography, no stopping...I think that perhaps it was a Very Low Frequency transmitting station for the French naval submarines, as there is one in the locality. We couldn't work out what the object floating in the water was - there were two of them just beside each other, and we came across more in another lake.
We saw the usual herons, egrets and mallards, but I think this was the only place we saw cormorants, and we also saw some crested grebe.


Chicory
Yet another hunting themed weather vane



Just across from where we parked was this little building. It must have been a communal oven way back in the days when not everybody had one in the house (four means oven in French). The door was ajar, so we took a look inside.



After a lot of wasted time trying to find the interpretative centre despite the road closures and detours we did finally find it - only to discover that most of it was closed and only the shop area was open. C'est la vie...

One morning I was opening the cool box, and just noticed this grasshopper in time not to catch it as I swung the lid back.

1 comment :

  1. I love the scalloped edges on the chicory petals. They are so precise like tiny fingers or teeth.

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