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A cold late start but stunning beautiful clear weather, for
about half an hour, and then the clouds came in. However it wasn’t raining so
outside with us. Still feeling a little piqued from the previous days exertions
we set off on a short walk to observe the Le Saut-Du- Doubs waterfall. Very
pretty it was too. The lake nearby had a lot of small fish in it.
After a slow walk back the rest of the day was spent on housework
Since we arrived in Trieste in July we have had barely two consecutive days without rain, often of biblical proportions. In pelting rain on a flooded campsite we review our travel plans this morning, abandon all thoughts of northern Germany and Holland and head south west into France. It pelts with rain as we drive through Germany. As we cross the border into France the sun comes out. Really weird! Overnight in Besancon in Mercure ...
... hurling out free gear. The crowd jumps and cheers in the effort to have something offered in their direction. We had befriend a French couple next to us who after some translation had told us that the riders were due in eleven minutes. Every single fan in the crowd had their eyes transfixed on the bottom of the corner where the lead rider would appear....expect for one man. He was on the road directly across from us. He had his camper van parked in one of the ...
... Augusta and Louis Lumière, inventors of cinematography were also born here. Louis Pasteur went to school here. Colette lived here at one time. And the Tour de France will be going through here.
The architecture of the old town is gorgeous. There is nothing I like more than wandering the little streets and alleys off the main ones, looking at rooftops, doors, door knockers, windows, (in windows ...
... through water wheels and then turbines (invented by a man from this region in 1837). Consequently, there was lot of industry along the Doubs and the canal at one time, and we saw the empty factories with their graceful brick smokestacks that once made paper and textiles. In 1735, in this area, the Doubs powered 4 iron smelting plants and 36 mills.
One little village, Deluz, had a paper making plant ...