Thursday, May 25, 2017

25/05/2017 Public Holiday here today and we went for a drive to the Charente Lakes.

Maximum temperature 28C, minimum 13C.  20 km/h E wind with 25 km/h gusts.   Dry.
We left home driving through the Charente forests...

through Massignac...

as above.

Arriving at the lakes, Lac du Mas Chaban on the left the smaller of the lakes and Lac de Lavaud on the right where we went to....

Driving past Lac du Mas Chaban...

Arriving at the larger lake and Le Soleil Couchant where we sat in the sun and had a drink...

Walking along the shore, the small beach on the opposite side...

looking down the lake...

a yacht sails by

and a yacht and a small boat/canoe.

Flag irises looking very pretty (Iris pseudacorus).

and back home through the forests.

18 comments:

  1. I would very much enjoy a long walk there, Diane! Beautiful place!

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    1. Linda it was very peaceful which surprised us being a public holiday and also hot and sunny. It is a lovely spot. Have a good weekend Diane

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  2. Beautiful photos from your lovely drive. I love the greens and the lake photos. What a wonderful way to spend your public holiday.

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    1. Very relaxing countryside around us I must say and we love it. Have a great weekend Diane

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  3. Seems like a very pleasant day trip indeed.

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    1. Very relaxing day David, we have some beautiful places around here. Hope you have a good weekend Diane

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  4. What a wonderful destination for a day out on a fine day, Diane. Such a destination on a public holiday in Britain would be overrun with people!

    Have a great weekend - - - Richard

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    1. Richard I must admit we were surprised it was so peaceful on a holiday, but as we do not like crowds it suited us well. Hope your weekend is a good one, cheers Diane

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  5. Hello Diane, what a great day out you had. I love all the photos but the last one of your drive through the forest is my favorite. I used to follow you and somehow we got disconnected. I'm going to try and follow you again now. Have a great day. Jo

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    1. Hi Jo, good to hear from you. I have to agree I just love driving through the leafy forests, by far my favourite. Have a great weekend. Diane

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  6. This is my first visit. What beautiful, beautiful blogs you have!

    I read blogs, on my computer. An old iMac, but large size screen. I do not understand, how people attempt to look at blogs, on any hand held device. In fact, I deplore it.

    We put time and effort into our blogs. Into all aspects of them. And I am quite upset, when people admit that they read-on-hand-held. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... Can they really be that busy? That they don't have a few minutes, to sit down at their computers, to view the-whole-blog???

    Ooops, sorry for the soap box moment. But I thought that this is what you are referring to, at the very top of your blog.

    Many gentle hugs, from the upper North East of the US,
    Luna Crone

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    1. Hi Luna and thanks for the comment. I used to always put my headings in the html so as not to clutter the page but I ended up having to answer so many comment from people that could not read it on their ipads that I gave up!!! On the computer it was easy to hover over the photos and read what was necessary. Not a major problem but I agree that you cannot appreciate the photos properly on an ipad.

      Hope to see you back and more comments, have a good weekend Diane

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  7. Fantastic shots of the birdies taking at bath!! Awesome. As always those are so rocking pics.

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    1. Thanks Pam, I love the birds bathing in this warmer weather they are so funny. Have a good day Diane

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  8. In love with your photos, diane! Sounds like a wonderful outing.
    I need to add you to my blog told. I'm slow in catching on.
    Much love to you

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    1. I f I had not worked for a computer company for a short time in the UK I am sure I would be slow in catching on as well :-) I learnt a lot in a short space of time, but it still gets the better of me from time to time. Have a good Sunday Diane

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  9. A beautiful drive and lovely lake. Sometimes I forget you live in the countryside.

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    1. How can you forget, we both hate towns though occasionally we visit one to take a QUICK look. Hope Sunday is not too busy for you. Diane

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