Monday, 31 October 2011

Angles sur l'Anglin

Our last outing in this area was to the nearby town of Angles sur l'Anglin. The weather wasn't great - it was overcast and a bit on the drizzly side, but it wasn't far and it was certainly well worth the visit, it was very picturesque. When we were on the way back to the car we thought we'd go and see the interpretative centre for the Roc aux Sorciers - a 14,000 year old carved stone frieze. With our usual luck it was closed, and there was no indication of whether it was closed for the day or merely closed for lunch. There was a very jolly group of French tourists who were hoping we knew more than they did - they were enjoying an impromptu picnic on the steps of the centre, complete with their boxes of wine.

We also enjoyed a short walk out of town down a lane that led to a reservoir - lots of little birds in the hedgerows, and lots of walnuts on the ground. I still have a bowlful on the kitchen table.

The rain got much heavier, so that we'd decided that it was unlikely that we could get the tent down and move to our next location in time to set it up before dark. But just as it got to the point where it wouldn't be worth moving on, the skies cleared and the sun shone enough to get the tent dry. So it was a very quick and unmethodical packing, just a case of getting everything into the car as fast as possible, and on from the Poitou-Charentes area to the Charente-Maritime.


  1. Picturesque is certainly right! How beautiful and quaint. Your window shots are so interesting. People miss so much when they don't look up and only straight ahead. And again, I love the signage.

  2. what a beautiful little town! and I love the image of those tourists having their picnic with their box of wine as well :D