Travel Blogs from Ales
From Toulouse we made our way east up to Les Gorges De L'herault in Sumene for some camping in a picturesque gorge in the middle of the Mountains. We had not know ahead of time that we would be driving through such terrain, and we were in for a big surprise. The winding roads, lack of barriers, and multiple hairpin turns (back to back to back) were exhilarating to say the least. Well, to be honest for myself it made ...
... on "French Gardens")
But as you know, it's not what you know, but who you know..... And the Leloups know someone who is the gamekeeper for a wealthy widow who owns her own private chateau in an enormous park which includes lakes and forests, and they took us there too!!
We walked around the beautiful mansion and went for a game drive, and found some of their magnificent deer!
what a wonderful weekend it was!
Well for today's little adventure we decided on a canoe trip down the River Ardeche to Pont d'Arc, so off we went at 10am feeling slightly nervous as having spoken to Dan last night he had said be prepared to get thrown out of the boat a lot, ( he canoed this river a lot a few years ago and knows it well) . The guy giving the safety instructions spoke lovely Dutch but only a little English, he kept mentioning rockets which we took eventually to mean rocks! So of we went ...
... Du Gard for picnic lunch.
It was very hot and we enjoyed a shaded picnic on a canope along the river below Pont Du Gard on the right bank. The aquaduct was very special as it has 3 levels and carried water in Roman days to cities of Nimes, Orange etc.
... in the UK, but I still can’t help but feel that it’s very French – but that might just be that I don’t understand it at all!
Anyway, I believe that that’s it for this week. I’m going to go make myself a cup of tea to make up for the very disappointing hot chocolate.
Book of the week: Like This Book, A Facebook Experiment – Robin White
Word of the week: contrecarrer – to thwart