Le Mas des Etoiles
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... t locked in any plans for the next week of this trip. We had the choice to go to Spain to see our dear friends 'The Millars' or to make our way up to Paris through the Loire Valley.
We talked through the options. Spain meant two long days in the car, to stay in France meant less time in the car and more time exploring old villages in France. We decided to vote in the morning.
We needed to get a good nights sleep first.
... dinner – then headed off in search of local markets recommended by our b&b host.
Hill top town of Bonnieux first (are they all hill top?). Lovely market of clothes etc intermingled amongst food stalls (veg, fruit, cheese, sausages etc). Got excited by a stall selling a range of jams and honey (could these be the same jams we had a breakfast?) Yes! Went through and tried a heap – in order to prepare my selection for ...
... lavender will only make 12 ounces of lavender oil, which explains the very high cost of the product.
It was fascinating to see all of the various types of stills that have been used to distill the oil from the flowers over the years, beginning in the 1600s. They operate on the very same principle as alcohol stills, and some have even been used for that purpose from time to time.
Dinner was back at our house, and we had a ...
... and the stone layer was still slowly picking out his rocks – we figured he’d progressed a few feet (lengthwise, not height) since the morning. On the walk back, I got distracted photographing the olive flowers and a really interesting looking insect that landed on the branch a few minutes later. I had to catch up to Megs and Sheahan who had gone on ahead and although we were planning on going for a swim once at camp, the wind had really picked up and ...
... and the beach water was warm....only issue was the stone beach.
Nathan and I had a long swim, the other two dangled their toes in the water and retired to the terrace to watch over us. We were safe - seems Italian women wear two piece bikinis unlike their French counterparts.
It seemed sensible to find somewhere nearby to have pasta / pizza for dinner, so we set off. The planning for this part of the journey was ...