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Travel Blogs from Digne
... col – to cross over a pass
la forêt – forest
les montagnes – mountains
la vallée – valley
la plaine – plain
la rivière – river
le lac – lake
le ruisseau – stream
la cascade – waterfall
grande randonnée – long-distance hiking trail
... Napoleon. This was the road that Napoleon took when he returned to Paris with his army. We climbed the famous Col De Manse (used in this years Tour De France) and stopped at a lovely cafe at the top to regroup. After the morning climbs the lunch was needed and the quiche and pastries went down superb. The afternoon was fairly flat and fast with a few climbs so we reached ...
... we arrive home. I spoke to a Canadian yesterday who had competed in this years BC (British Columbia) MTB race and it sounds as if I have to practice riding lots of large tree roots. My mate Alan Vogt who I build trails with for the Mont and Kowalski Classic got us two entries into the race next year, so that will be my training goal for 2014. It was an on/off/on decision and its on around early July next year. So now I have to start riding ...
Tuesday morning we got fresh bread and croissants (including pain au chocolat) from our camp shop. Delicious! We couldn't get a decent croissant in Italy so it is good to be back in France. Later on we explored the little medieval town. It is full of little shops selling all local goods from Provence like wine, lavender products, home wares and of course all the beauty products from the area (I picked ...
Although it's much smaller than Arizona's Grand Canyon, the Gorges du Verdon is deep, compact, wild and beautiful. From Castellane to the village of Rougons, the Verdon river flows clear and swift, and the ...