Yesterday saw the TT (Touraine Trekkers) event around the hamlet of Monteboeuf. In fact, the walk involved the neighbouring hamlets and went nearly as far as Viq-sur-Gartempe. The terrain was gentle with little in the way of traffic to negotiate. The conditions, although cooler, were a little humid and cloudy. As it was spotting with rain, there were no takers for the offered extension along the river. Either that, or after nearly two hours the call of the pooled lunch was a bit too strong!
Simon, Dennis and Sam.
Finishing off with tea and coffee
Our hosts for the walk were Chris and Sally, who made us all very welcome, even managing to find 18 chairs. They were ably assisted in the preparations by Becky, Paul and Pauline.
The lunch was a veritable feast. Starting with nibbles, courgette dip and tomatillo salsa, washed down with a variety of drinks including a sparking Chateau Gaudrelle Vouvray and La Renaudie.
Our main course was a selection of quiches, hams, cheeses, and salads, followed by a magnificent cherry and almond tart, strawberry tart and flapjacks.
The lunch turned into a tea party as the rain fell.We were the last to leave at 4pm! The walks are a super opportunity to walk and talk with a number of different people, keep fit (or at least fitter than if one didn’t walk!)