So good we did it twice!
Trip Start Sep 04, 2011
21Trip End Sep 30, 2011
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Quinson is even described as a prehistoric and a religious centre because of St. Maxime, born up the road in Riez, and is another place of pilgrimage in these parts. Apparently the elderly are taken to the little chapel on a tractor if they are unable to climb the steep hill!!!! We stopped briefly at Les Salles –sur-Verdon a re-build in the old style village which was wiped out when the lake of Saint Croix was flooded
The most amazing part of the journey was the Pont de l’Artuby, not for the bridge itself which is interesting as far as bridges go, but for the bungee-jumping from it 182m into the narrow gorge below. Apparently the highest bridge in Europe for bungee jumping, I had to hold Colin back from having a go, besides which they say the tradition of bungee jumping comes from an initiation ceremony for young men who are passing into adulthood. Yes Colin, that means not you! Crazy people, I felt dizzy just watching them!
Reaching Esparron by mid afternoon we were ready for a cool dip in the lake and it was ideal for swimming. We enjoyed a good hours swim before returning back to camp before dark. A fabulous day!