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A bit of a rest from driving today - we enjoyed the neighbourhood of Verdon first by taking an electric boat out. It was peaceful but a bit windy. So sailing would have been better!
We drove into a nearby village for lunch, then onto Riez, another village 15 min drive away, where the famous lavender ...
... longer than expected: 4+ hours to cover 200km, I enjoyed the mountain drive without traffic and green scenary, to arrive at elevated village with a beautiful green lake and a medieval castle to stay by 7pm!
The owner of the chateau was there to warmly welcome us, and we enjoyed our stay like guests more than visitors!
... than buying a camera – No! Cameras.
So we picked our way around the old trawlers and new sports boats while watching the fishermen preparing for the next day's catch. We meandered past the deli and listened to locals ordering fromage and pate. We stood outside the bakery and breathed deeply of the bready vapours. It was horrible; before long we were back at the ship and ready for lunch - half the day wasted!
Some sort of ...
... watching the artists in action. Our heads were boiling over the side with creative inspiration but nothing was coming out our mouths.. We were actually speechless. In one single frame we saw all the things on our 'I heart _ ‘ list: Art, mountains, water, café’s and obscure laneways to explore.. Oh and gelato – My latest addition to my death-row meal.
As we sat for dinner and some wine, we felt in utter awe of the place and people, ...
Today the weather has really gone to custard with it bucketing down all morning with associated thunder and lightening.
Greg is very average today but trying to get up and going.
Blobbed all morning reading then realised at 12 that we had nothing for lunch and shops shut at 1230 for several hours so Sara and I raced into Cotignac for bits.
The streets are very narrow, windy and hilly around ...