Overnight another mountain storm. A constant beat of thunder in the small hours lets us know its grumbling its way slowly over the ridge. This morning a few branches down and the ground satisfyingly soft after the rain.
Breakfast Yogurt pots licked clean it's time for Sophie to head off on a Tuesday morning adventure. Today Angus, 'The Font' and the family diva are going for a long walk by the canal. We follow a white van on the single track bridge that spans the river. The bridge was built in simpler, more leisurely days. For high speed 21st century living the bridge arches are alarmingly narrow. This doesn't bother the local white van drivers who zip along in speed limit denial.
The little porridge coloured Volvo is parked by the lock keepers cottage. We call it the lock keepers cottage and assume there is a lock keeper but we've never actually seen anyone emerge to do anything vaguely lock keepery. Perhaps, these days, it's all automated and the cottage is let out as a weekend retreat to Toulousians ? 'The Font' thinks that the capital investment needed to automate a canal that only has a handful of boats on it three months a year would be a very bad decision.
All goes well until the 7:32 train from Bordeaux to Toulouse ( stopping at Agen and Moissac ) goes hurtling by. The reverie interrupting train gets a full on PONette glare.
Unsung dinosaurs :https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ode-worlds-most-average-dinosaurs-180977614/