I was impressed by our visitor, David Sercombe, and his trip round Europe on the trains using an internal ticket at the age of 81.
Then this weekend we had a brief visit from another friend, Rod Thomas, who is slightly younger than David but has embarked on a month-long tour of France in a small caravan.
He hitched up on Friday at Gradignan, coming down to us from scenic Sarlat in the Dordogne. On Saturday we went to inspect the sights of Bordeaux and on Sunday he came for lunch and then to church.
Today he'll make a quick raid on the Dune de Pylat before heading off to the Lot et Garonne and its bastide towns.