Travel Blogs from Uzès
... and a large drop in front of us, we had no time to panic as it was upon us before we realised and had to go with the flow, we paddled around and even over some of the rocks and, there was the drop, the canoe went nose first taking us with it and somehow (I'm not sure how) we were down to loud cheers and clapping from the crowd. They were obviously there waiting for people to fall out!!! Pretty sure our faces were a picture when we went over the edge!!! We paddled ...
... 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.
... especially how I sounded (really helped my ego!). He was from Nimes but had been living in Australia for a number of years and travelling. He was
just back home working for his dad (in the café) before he could go travelling again. Just another example of the great people we meet here.
Our next stop was Avignon, for the Palace of the Popes. It was much busier there than we expected, taking us ...
... Lots of team cars in their team colours with masses of spare bikes on the roofs thundered past, then about a minute later surrounded by more motorbikes the back bunch of about 25, and then more cars, and two ambulances, (unused) a low bed pick up truck and the final van emblazoned "fin de course". ("End of race") followed, that was it?!
It it had taken less than five minutes for all 171 riders and the whole circus to go past, and we were ...
... Toured the town of Arles in the afternoon, amazing amphitheatre and the tour guide was a little to talkative. We were wilting in the extreme heat and he sat us all in the sun. Had a lovely walk around the town and he explained some historical things along the way.
Back to the ship to shower and change for dinner. We had gypsy dancers after dinner.
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