Tag Archives: Belves

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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Escape to an air show

Yesterday was a holiday here (Assumption, as you may have assumed) but that didn’t stop the workers who were setting up stalls and rides for Daglan’s annual Festival of Heat and Noise (my definition), which begins today. Chaos reined supreme, … Continue reading

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From tee to green: Bike Route No. 4

One thing you know instinctively as a cyclist is to never attempt carrying a full set of golf clubs over your shoulder, while you’re riding your bike. So don’t be alarmed when I recommend a golf club as our goal … Continue reading

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Over the hill to Chez Lilette: Bike Route No. 2

It’s been more than a month since I introduced my occasional series on “bike routes with a destination,” so it’s time to highlight another ride. My first post on the subject was “To Belvès by stages: Bike Route No. 1,” … Continue reading

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Cheap and cheerful — and generous

Years ago, when my wife Jan and I lived in Toronto, we would often start planning an informal lunch or dinner with friends by saying, “Nothing special. You know — cheap and cheerful.” Well, it was always a good idea, … Continue reading

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To Belvès by stages: Bike Route No. 1

Recently we were chatting with an English couple who have just bought a house in Daglan, and who are starting to explore the Greater Daglan Area (GDA) by going on walks and taking bike rides. When they said they were … Continue reading

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A Sunday market — in Issigeac

One of the joys of living in the Greater Daglan Area — that’s the GDA, as Radio Free Daglan insiders know it — is travelling from Daglan itself to other beautiful towns, villages and hamlets in the area. Roads are … Continue reading

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