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Monday, 15 July 2013

PROVENCE TRIP PART 3

 
Vallon Pont d'Arc is at the entrance of the Gorges d'Ardeche. The town is very tourist orientated with many companies offering kayak and canoeing trips along the river through the gorge.  This weir, right next to the campsite has a bridge channel (just visible on the left) for people to manoeuvre through this obstacle.
 
 
It was very hot during our stay and we were very pleased that our pitch had plenty of trees. This is the view directly above my head as I relaxed in the shade.
 
 
I picked a twig from this lime tree one day while we were out walking.  The branches were weighed down with the fruit hanging below the leaves.
 
 
Another tree sketch! Can't seem to get away from them, I'm fascinated by the bark on the plane trees, all shades of olive green from light to dark with very pale patches enhanced by the sun glancing through treetops.