Years ago we did a great walk from Brockenhurst to Lymington along footpaths and country roads. In fact, it was so good, I remember us doing it 2 weekends in a row, then the weather turned bad and normal life took over and we forgot all about it the following year. For some reason it came to mind this weekend and coincided with 2 eerily rain-free days.
After our fantastic wild strawberry haul on Monday, we couldn’t resist a second trip. While the Dordogne hasn’t seen quite the insane amount of rainfall that we’ve suffered recently, it has been a wetter than usual spring and now that flaming June is in full swing, the woodlands and verges are absolutely booming.
It’s day 3 of our trip to the Dordogne to visit my parents and I still can’t get over the fact that it’s not constantly raining over here. We went for a long walk down the track behind the house earlier and found that the verges were absolutely teaming with fraise des bois. I’ve seen these little jewels in tiny punnets at the local market over here and I’ve been lucky enough to snaffle the odd one or two in the wild in the past, but never in this sort of quantity.
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