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Monday, 22 July 2013

PROVENCE NO 6

 
Our next port of call was at l'Ile sur la Sorgue a charming small town on the river Sorgue.  It has a central town with canals around the edge as well as the river which flowed past the campsite. It is famous for the waterwheels which were used to power mills for the wool industry centuries ago.
 
 
From the camp we were able to cycle to town along this delightful canal lined with beautiful houses.
 
 
In town the waterfront was lined with bars and bistros all right next to the water.  We had a delicious salad lunch there one day and I sketched the shops opposite while we waited for our food to arrive.
 
 
Another day and another sketch, this time next to one of the waterwheels, slowly turning as the canal flowed past.