|A very full car before leaving home!|
A lovely crossing on Brittany ferry's Bretagne, superb meal and a good night's sleep, then ready for a long drive down to Aquitaine. A smooth journey, at the end of which we should have been meeting Nicole at Bergerac airport just after 3pm. Unfortunately, Ryanair had other plans, having cancelled the flight from Bristol just minutes before takeoff. Nicole, resourceful as ever, changed her flight to Easyjet Paris and caught a train to Bordeaux. All would have been well, except we expected her to arrive at Libourne, where we were waiting for her at 11pm. We eventually caught up with her at Bordeaux station (the sat nav having sent us to the bus station first!) at around half past mid-night.
We are staying in a very comfortable chalet on a campsite half-way between our new house and the town of Duras. We can see 'our' house from the window - so near, yet still so far!
Today we visited the chateau in Duras and took this lovely photo of our house from the top of the tower - so exciting to see it. There it is, right in the middle of the picture, our little house on the hill!
|Vue de Duras in the distance|
|Nicole and I at the top of the tower at the chateau.|
|The house with an almost sparkling pool!|
Tomorrow is the day we have been waiting for, at 3pm we will go to the Notaires office to sign for the house, pay over the money and pick up the keys. Fingers crossed!