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... is made up of two minor streams - the Dore and the Dogne, which then join to form the Dordogne.
We had to climb halfway back down the wooden steps, then turn off to the right onto a path which went down and around the Puy, this then joined the GR4 walking route down the peak ,following one ...
When we left Najac the sun was just breaking through the clouds, after the very heavy rain in the night.
On two previous occasions we had visited the Auvergne area of France to see the Puys - extinct volcanoes. We don't seem to have much luck with this area , as in the past it ...
... the place and an insect house.
Friday 13th June
Luckily we planned a low level walk today (when I say low level, the campsite is at around 888 metres). The clouds covered the higher mountains and again the sky turned black, the threat of rain being more real today. It is still hot and unpleasantly humid. We did a short walk around Lac Chambon and then up past the Dent du Murel (a white patch of rock on a cliff that looks like a big ...
... could mean a hail storm. We thought we'd better go back and but the car and caravan under a kind of big car port which was actually the place where there would be a small market tomorrow morning. After a couple of hours the danger had past and we took them out of there. In the evening they had invited two other couples of friends. Jean Pierre and Marie and Gerard and Nicole. Real nice people. Mylene had prepared a beautiful tagine and all kinds of other food, she is a ...
Yesterday we left the town of Besse-et-St-Anastaise, a medieval town in the Puys du Dome region of Auvergne. This was another magic spot we lucked upon, (thank you Google) staying in the ramparts of the old fort. Our front gates were actually set in the old town wall. The Belfoi Tower was the main gate originally...and so old! We are loving all the history we are discovering. We bought cured salamii type sausages from a shop that was in a 15th century building...the building was ...
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