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Travel Blogs from Rodez
... couple and Paul spoke in French to try and get directions to walk to the top of the pinacle. Both sides struggled with French for about a minute before his wife (who turned out to be German) said to him "why don't you speak English"! Turns out that he was actually English - they live in Holland and he was only speaking in French because Paul was!
Driving out of town, looked back for another view and discovered The Cathedral ...
... to sniff out truffles.
After Ganges it was up a gorge still on the D999 and then 3 successive climbs over Cols, the highest of which was only 835 metres. We were up in the snow line, but the road was dry and ice free – great drive though.
This emerged on the Auto route and we headed north to cross over the Millau Viaduct, 300 metres above the valley floor. You may have seen the doco. on the Geographic channel about its construction.
... 1998. It is a beautiful Medieval walled cty now expanding its belt consderably, but the old part is fascinating.
We will visit Roquefort for some cheese tomorrow and have a look at the fabulous but scary Millau Bridge, (Google it)
On Thursday we go north to near Clermont Ferand to stay a couple of days with Nicole & Feff, Sophie's parents. Saturdayit is Paris1and Monday the plane!!
CU all very soon.
David & Lona.
... After our travellers' lunch, cheese, bread, olives and apples, Jan slept and I began looking at places in Madrid and Valencia and the rail lines. The day broke through with sun, though still cold and we persisted with couch sitting, researching and booking Spain and Morroco. Music, a fire, and a veg and jambon dinner and some Bordeaux saw us out. Sally and Chris got back late, excited about a big old farm, still on the pilgrim trail, they had been shown and that they could ...
... was very relaxing. I got my music happening on the system, enjoyed cooking. Our hosts removed themselves all afternoon into the evening. We are beginning to plan/book Spain, Portugal, Morocco, seeing what fits, what we'd like. We do like staying places for four nights.
The evening unfolded nicely, friendly and easy. I suppose being with English speakers is easy, and a similar age group. My meal went down well. A late chat spanned many topics.