Category Archives: Walking in the Dordogne

How dry we are …

Rain obviously plays a critical role in the Greater Daglan Area, not only watering our many forests and fields of corn, sunflowers, tobacco and walnut trees, but also feeding our creeks and rivers. But it’s not exactly Mr. Dependable. This … Continue reading

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A toasty day for a hundred K

Clear blue skies. Barely a breeze. Temperatures hovering around 28 Celsius (82.4 F) at 4 in the afternoon. Perfect conditions for a long run, you say? Not if you’re running distance — and yesterday’s race in the Greater Daglan Area … Continue reading

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Some April activities and antics

It’s not really warm here yet, but neither is it cold. So the number of activities seems to be picking up throughout the Greater Daglan Area, the GDA. Here’s a look at some of them. Yesterday (Saturday) was the 40th running … Continue reading

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Walking among the hunters

We’re now in hunting season, and I have to say that hunters in the Greater Daglan Area seem to be a fairly responsible bunch. They always hold their rifles and shotguns carefully, and I’ve never seen one riding through our … Continue reading

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Easy, breezy among the vines

Many of the posts on this blog describe fine dining in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA). But every now and then we push away from the restaurant table and explore more modest spots. So it was last week as my … Continue reading

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Our (too) quiet Sunday market

By this point in the year, it seems to us, the Greater Daglan Area should be a bit livelier — with more tourists wandering around, shopping, sightseeing, dining out, and of course clogging the roads. But probably because of Europe’s … Continue reading

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