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Travel Blogs from Sisteron
... 8211; Hiking Part 1
une balise – way-marker
- chercher la balise – to look for the way-marker: Je cherche la balise
un belvédère – viewpoint
- aller au belvédère – go to the viewpoint: Je vais au belvédère
une carte – map
- regarder la carte – ...
Apparently the truck carrying all of our bike boxes and 2 of the crew broke down last night so there was a need to change our routine this morning. We has to dress, pack and drop our bags before breakfast which threw us as we had only just got used to the old routine ! The weather was still cold although we were happy to be dry. We left Corps and headed out towards Gap joining ...
... lunches and then began our walk which took us through a couple of little hamlets before crossing the Calavon valley and seeing the world's largest Ochre deposit, a rainbow of yellow, orange and red sands. The area is called "Colorado Provancal" and we had the chance to explore this unique landscape. The Ochre is earthy red or yellow, a mixture of argillaceous sand and iron oxide used as a pigment for paints or as a ...
... Nicolas returned and informed me that we were going climbing in the trees if I wanted to come. I wasn’t entirely sure what that meant but I decided to tag along.
Climbing in the trees apparently meant exactly that. We went to a place that had an obstacle course in the trees as well as lots of zip-lining. It reminded me of rock climbing, parcours and zip-lining all in one and was a lot of fun. There was one course that ...
... the netting. I still do not know how they put it on.
After descending for quite some time, we climbed another col, but this one was quite reasonable at about 5 or 6%.
We had quite a search for a lunch spot, but finally found one. When I arrived Steve had been there for a while and had ordered a ham and cheese sandwich. Normally what one gets is a half a baguette with ham and cheese, usually buttered. What he had received was a very large loaf ...