|Chateau de Bonaguil|
The ride there (about twelve miles away from home) took us down a pretty twisting valley. It was downhill and we were travelling quite fast when I noticed a large statue incongruously perched on top of a chimney of a large house. Then I did a double take because the statue moved - it was a peacock! I almost fell off my bike. We turned back to get a photograph but only managed to get one shot before the large bird jumped off the chimney and disappeared into the garden.
|zoomed in view of the peacock|
The rest of the ride to Bonaguil was uneventful apart from a young deer that ran out in front of us. In the height of the summer the village is full of tourists but this morning all was quiet and we didn't see a single soul. It was early, just after nine, and the cafes don't open until later.
|a very quiet Bonaguil|
There is a long, long climb out of Bonaguil. This garden of a house at the top of the hill always makes me smile. The weirdest collection of garden ornaments ever.