We took the cat to the kennel on Saturday evening, and packed the car on Sunday morning, taking our time. But we were finished quite early, so it was late morning when we arrived at Domfront. The weather men had lied to us. It was cold (9°) with a chill wind, and overcast. We took a look at the impressive castle ruins, with its spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
When a castle became disused, the local peasantry would nick the stones to build their houses and barns. I thought the base of this tower spoke of a medieval game of Jenga. Who can take the last stone before the tower collapses? And there was this cute little house incongruous in the castle grounds. A caretaker maybe?
I picked up some conkers to plant, then we strolled around the town admiring the views, and then on to a Chinese buffet restaurant for lunch before arriving at the gîte and settling in for the afternoon. After finishing my novel I went out for a walk to find the cycle path.