Hotel de la Tour
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After breakfast Dave and I opted for an optional excursion which took us on the Ardeche Steam Train. We enjoyed a scenic ride along the Ardeche Mountains. The train took us to places that tour busses could not. We saw spectacular views of waterfalls, gorges and deep valleys. There also was an aqueduct built to store and provide water for the region. The steam engine was amazing. I ...
... overtake each other at 4/5 mph difference in speeds and it was like following a curtain of water.
However, the other drivers were not so friendly as yesterday and none of them waved or blew their horns at us, ah well.
After 186 km and €22.60 later ( a bargain really) we thought what the heck towns will be there next year and due to the rain would miss out Lyon as well and see how far we could get and the answer was Filines. A ...
... Roman built water viaduct. An amazing piece of engineering, which brought water some 50 kms over a fall in height of only 17mtrs. Talk about precision and a marvel of construction. Most of the water passed underground except for the few hundred meters of the 3 level stone arched viaduct. We briefly had a tour of the magnificent museum learning about the construction and roman need and use of water, before walking down ...
... pushed some debris eg logs into our propeller system which is being fixed today. Plus other boats were in our mooring. The smaller, older of these weren't compatible with our ship so we couldn't tie up along side and connect our gangway to walk through their ship. So we had to back up and re manoeuvre next to two other ships, making 3 abreast, so we could get to shore through these other two. Meant we had a later start to our days activities but ...
... its aromas and flavours. I prefer to just eat it which we eventually did with lots of samples and a few purchases. Note that they may not make it home as purchased! Very picturesque little place, both sides of the river which we explored a little till lunch. We went for a quick walk after lunch made quicker by the beginning of another downpour. So we are now cruising down the river towards Viviers on the way to Avignon in Provence later in the week for which Lyn is hanging ...