This summer’s Dordogne Walk was a leisurely stroll through medieval villages, pre-history, and gourmet desserts. We covered no more than six to eight miles per day, allowing ample time to explore highlights of the region such as the magnificent 20,000 year-old spotted horse painting in the Grotte de Pech Merle. Our days on the trails coincided with record-breaking heat hovering around 105F, making the 53-degrees within the caves a welcome respite, not to mention the pools at seven of our ten hotels, and the exquisite red fruit mascarpone ice cream! Canoeing on the Dordogne river was another memorable experience. Our good- natured group counted walkers from their mid-30s to mid-70s made up of TASIS alumni from 1959 to 1982, plus friends. At the end of the trip, one question dominated: “Where next (year), Peter?” The answer: a walk through, dear folks, the Lake Geneva vineyards, back in Switzerland.
- Peter Boynton '69