There is something really rather nice about waking up in the morning and deciding to just go away. That is exactly what I did the other week. After a quick email to check on availability, I had the pod all packed and off we went to the Loire Valley, just 2hrs from home. Home for the next 4 nights was the mediaeval town of Loches. The campsite was directly beside the ancient town and my pitch overlooked the Royal Citadel.
Getting set up
View of the Royal Citadel of Loches from my pitch
As usual, my immediate job was to establish walking places for Maggie. I did have some concerns that being right in the town it could be a bit of a challenge, but I didn’t have to worry because directly outside the campsite was a path that followed the River Indre and across to the Prairies du Roy (The King’s Meadows). This beautiful space is an environmental area with interpretive signs highlighting the flora and fauna of the meadows. Walking in the peace and calm of the early mornings was an absolute delight. The birds were deafening in their song and all around there were the throaty sounds of the various species of mating frogs, the humming and buzzing of insects and the sheer joy of watching so many species of butterflies flitting from flower to flower.
River Indre beside the campsite
Looking towards Loches from the King’s Meadows
My idea of a perfect morning walk!
Maggie’s idea of a perfect morning walk!
Well, after a good morning walk I’m ready for a cuppa. We’ll explore Loches next time, so come back soon.