So I am in Bordeaux today about to set off on a photography trip around the coast of France near here. Without knowing much about it I booked a hotel near the airport and found that in front of the building there is a statue of a horse. A pinkish purple horse!

This is a somewhat unusual breed! At first I found the colour quite shocking, but I have to admit it is growing on me, which is a little worrying.

The hotel is otherwise only remarkable for the visiting football team and the very good level of English spoken by the staff, which is always a relief when you are tired, and out of practice at speaking a foreign language.

The weather forecast is not the best for outdoor photography but I am hoping that it will change for the better. Coastal areas do have funny little microclimates which must be very hard to predict.
More news later in the week.