Summer holiday

Yesterday we returned from our summer holiday. We’ve been to France, camping most of the time. We started just south of Calais, where we stayed for two nights. My brother and sister-in-law were over from Bristol for a long weekend, so we met them there. After that, we drove on to a small village south of Clermont-Ferrand. We did some walking thereabouts, amongst others to the summit of the Puy de Dome.
Because the weather wasn’t great, we went further south after five days, to the Gorges du Tarn in the Cevennes. There we did a lot of walking (and climbing!) on the steep slopes of the gorges. But we also visited a castle (Chateau de Peyrelade), caves (Grotte d’Argilan), Le Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux and we went canoeing on the river Tarn one day. Oh, and of course we went to see the famous Viaduc de Millau.

In the last week of our holiday we moved even further south and east, to the other side of the Cevennes. We stayed there with Irene’s French “parents”, in a very large house, in a very small and very old village. We did one easy walk here, but it was just too hot! The rest of the week we just enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, the nice old villages and the great weather.
And, unfortunately, all good things come to an end, so yesterday was our last day. We left around 9 in the morning and arrived home at about 10.30 in the evening! Tomorrow, it’s back to work!

Viaduc de Millau

Viaduc de Millau

Gorges du Tarn

Gorges du Tarn

Vase de Sevres

Le Vase de Sèvres, in the Gorges du Tarn

P.S. These are some of the pictures we took with our new camera. After three weeks of intensive use, we can say we are very pleased with it. The camera is easy to use, yet versatile. And the photos are of very high quality.

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Sunday, August 27th, 2006 Leisure, Personal, Photography

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