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A Further Observation:
The French don't appear to have discovered, or embraced, the selfie-stick. I think we may have the only one in the country, unless there is a bus load of Japanese tourists about.
We have found a new and novel purpose for our selfie-stick; using the telescopic handle to hook and pull the prickly wild blackberry canes closer so we can pick the unreachable berries.
Found this in the 'International Foods' section at our local Intermarche. It's good to know it is available here but at approx $8, I'm glad we packed a small supply. Just hope we don't t run out.
p.s. Go West Coast on Friday. Will be cheering them on at midday from here.
... and production of Camargue salt since 1290.
It was a very pleasant and sunny day as we climbed to the top of the large Constance Tower, walked the entire length of the almost fully intact ramparts, with great views of the surrounding canals and waterways, and wandered about the lively old village inside the walls, stopping for coffee and lavender flavored icecream.
Today we spent a lazy day kayaking down the Gard River. We commenced our journey in ...
... before eventually becoming a sanatorium in the early 20th century and now is mostly a country inn with a restaurant, has a spring. So we filled our bottles before continuing.
We rode easy and fairly quickly past vineyards, mostly, to Gorges de las Cèze which was brief but scenic enough. The we circled back to St-Martin-d'Ardèche.
After crossing the one-lane suspension bridge there over the Ardèche River, we ...
... rainfall we had last night. We had an amazing thunder storm last night; massive claps of thunder, right overhead and so loud, quickly followed by very frequent lightening. Huge, heavy, thumping rainfall thudded on the van. It all lasted about 3 hours. We couldn't sleep through it, so spent those hours reading. It was the worst thunder storm I have been in the middle of. At the ...