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... return tickets for the cable car, we decided to walk down to the base station.
This was so we could undertake our mission to find the source of the Dordogne, which rises on the Puy de Sancy. We had a small leaflet which showed where the path crossed the rivers. I say rivers because ...
... with rain and with thick cloud, meaning we haven't even caught sight of the Puys. In a fit of optimism we thought we would give the Auvergne one more chance.
We travelled on good roads via Figeac and Aurillac, aiming for the Monts du Cantal, where there are several puys ...
... us remained blue with fluffy clouds but behind us, it was so dark, it looked like the death star descending. Thunder rumbled ominously but luckily we stayed dry. The scenery is beautiful, very green with patches of forest and open grassland covered with wild flowers. Patches of snow are still visible on some of the higher peaks.
After returning to Ruby, we headed for a campsite just outside Chambon -sur-Lac. The campsite is lovely with coloured bird boxes ...
... French Paris like buildings redone recently. This was a town not for everyone that was clear. We heard that a lot of older people from big towns came to leave here cause there was practically no crime and it was still really French ! We walked back after a couple of hours and had lunch in the garden. In the afternoon Hubert drove us around for a bit and we went for a walk along the river "Allier" until the sky was suddenly getting extremely dark. We were worried ...
... and the saucisse are great as well. 4 sausages for 10€...the flavours and the smells...so yummy :) Taking advantage of the morning sunshine we went bush for a while, walking a trail to Chiloza Cascades. This was a walk through the bush to the river that cascaded over rocks in a myriad of mini waterfalls. So very peaceful and not another soul in sight, except for snails...are these the escargot we eat in the restaurants? They are certainly big enough! After finally finding ...
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