We are OK.
The heat has been a problem for Syd, it was 40 today at an apple Orchard we stopped to rest on, the workers said it’s a good 10% over normal. I gather it’s an El Nino year, now why hadn’t we thought of that! I’d expected heat but a more gradual build up not straight in the oven, so no time for Syd to acclimatise.
Walking at night hasn’t been successful as Syd is too tired, even after resting most of the day. We walk a little, rest a lot, drink gallons, I keep having to knock on doors for water, my French has improved.
We hitched the last 2 km into Juillac this eve as Syd had had enough. Unfortunately it’s mostly road walking, the tarmac is too hot and the verges really prickly, only managed to walk at all today because we walked along the rows of apples. First night in s proper cam site, but it appears closed, all facilities shut and grass not mowed. But we are staying anyway.
Sorry no photos, phone battery too low to upload the few I have taken.
The shops won’t let Syd in here, they did last time, and I absolutely won’t leave him outside alone, so we are both desperate for yoghurt and bananas! X