It's not normal to see men running around with high powered rifles in the town belt (here a strip of land no wider than 1km) and dogs literally running across your back lawn. But apparently in France it is. In fact unless a landowner applies for a permit to stop the hunting, hunters are able to hunt on private property!
Our thoughts of course went to Felicity (our almost pet deer), and when the dogs came running through our back garden clearly on her scent, we feared the worst. We haven't seen her or her family since, but Maddy believes the hunters were so noisy that Felicity would have easily escaped. Lets hope so.
This photo is from another hunt we saw, there were no horses in the Chantelle hunt.
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.