Life and travel in France, 3 years & counting

Where should I go next?…

A 2nd workaway

Well it has almost been a month since I last updated. Part of the reason is that I haven’t travelled much and part of it is because of my laziness… So after the first workaway back in July, I had been looking for my next host. It wasn’t easy. I wouldn’t want to spend too much on the train ticket so I couldn’t travel very far. Brittany and Lower Normandy are basically all I can afford and this hugely limited my choice.

Workaway

This has to be the best accommodation you can get!

Workaway Anyway, after 2 weeks of searching, I finally reached an agreement to travel to Saint-Lo to help a family with their horses. The family has around 10 horses in the stable and another 10-15 around the house. The horses are for showjumping, some for breeding, some for competition. If I have to be real honest with you, it wasn’t the most interesting job in the world. I would be spending most of the morning cleaning the stables, feeding the horses and sometimes I would help washing the horses or even walking them. But how many people can proudly say that they have worked with horses? Besides, I like horses but it is not like I want to ride them after my first (and most probably last) attempt in Camargue, I guess this is the best I could get out of the horses.

Workaway

This is how the stable should look like after the cleaning

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The family gets around 10 horses here and each morning we came here to work

Workaway WorkawayI only stayed for a week and it was a shame that I wasn’t able to travel. But I was glad I went there after all! Til next time 🙂

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