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... concerned as we had not yet see ‘the cathedral’, whatever that might be! We paddled harder and were tiring quick so decided to stop anyway and eat our river soaked picnic…..mmmmm!!! Having asked the time we found out that it was 1pm, so after only a 10 minute stopped we carried on with a very heavy heart knowing that we hadn’t yet reached the half way point. We had about 10 sets of rapids in all to negotiate and breathed a sigh of relief every ...
... running it spoke English and seemed friendly. Although it was a little out of our price range, we decided we didn't have any other choice and paid the man. He walked us to the tiny iron elevator and shut the door on us. As we opened the door to the room, I was shocked. It looked like something out of a scary movie! Stained green carpet, pink frilly wallpaper that was falling off, and splattered with what looked like blood. The baseboards ...
... stricken. In stepped our guide, told him to relax, think like a local and take us to the bar and buy us a wine! So we spent a very pleasant hour in the garden of the local, not at all concerned about the boat delay! Another impromptu happening which was a treat! Finally back on board and over the loud speakers a huge burst of music to announce that the river had slowed enough to allow us to sail, hurray we are finally on a river ...
The storm forecast for Sunday started early Monday morning. We woke up to a very dark dawn and absolutely torrential rain which went on and on. With a long drive ahead of us, we wanted to get out early, so after breakfast we were ready to load up the car. This operation was made more complicated by the fact that because of the narrow streets, there is no parking in Miramas le Vieux, so Graham had to drive the car up the hill, ...
... banality" for using it. A banality was a tax or fee charged for the use of "banal" everyday things such as water from the communal well, crossing a bridge etc. They don't have much imagination in Grignan - the name of the street that goes up to the castle is called The Street that Goes Up To The Castle. It was quite a pleasant town but nothing special, it sounded nice with birds singing, church bells ringing each half hour and a harp player. It ...