Made it to Montignac

After our flight from Liverpool to Bergerac on Tuesday was cancelled we rebooked with Ryanair to fly from Stanstead to Bordeaux on Wednesday morning. This involved a 5 hour drive from North Wales to Stanstead and an overnight stay at Church Hall Farm B&B. If you need to stay near Stanstead Airport then this is a great place with lovely rooms. We asked for breakfast in our room due to an early departure and we received a basket of breakfast items including fresh fruits, croissants, break to make toast (toaster in the room) with a selection of cheeses and jams and loads more.

Well it was supposed to be an early departure until we received another text message from Ryanair cancelling our Wednesday morning flight. Not Ryanair’s fault I should add; but the consequences of industrial action by French air traffic controllers. So what to do? Give up and go home or look for another flight?

EasyJet from Gatwick to Bordeaux? 08:10 Wednesday morning? Go for it! And went for it we did. It meant leaving the B&B at 03:30 (apologies if we woke anyone); but we made it to Gatwick in good time and, with only a 35 minute delay, we made it into Bordeaux too. It took some doing; but we got here.

Montignac on the banks of the VezereNow we’re in Montignac, a pretty little town in the east of the Dordogne on the banks of the Vézère. What are we doing here? All should be revealed tomorrow.

Travel Curtailed

Supposed to be flying out this morning to Bergerac; but due to industrial action by air traffic controllers Ryanair have cancelled the flight. What a bummer.

As there’s only 2 flights a week from this part of the UK to the Dordogne, and nothing until Thursday at the earliest, we had a mad scramble around last night to rebook flights from Stanstead to Bordeaux instead of Liverpool to Bergerac. Somewhat of a longer journey at both ends; but at least it’ll get us there.