Gorge de Verdon
The scenery in Southern France around the mountains above Nice is fantastic. High mountains, rivers, gorges, villages perched on high cliffs – all so perfectly photogenic!
We had several days out, but my favourite was probably the day we walked along the Gorge de Verdon
Firstly we drove to the top to look at the view. The colour of the water gave the gorge its name.
Then we drove back down, roughly to where those cars are parked in the picture above,
noting the notice
then walking the walk.
It was hot, but mainly the track was quite shaded, some of it through long tunnels, where we had complete darkness and puddles several inches deep! Eventually a stop for a picnic was needed and we found the roots of an old oak tree to sit in. Baguette, cold meats, tomatoes and fruit, washed down with plenty of water.
A while later we made a detour… the route was marked with parallel red and white lines – the red and white line crossed as shown below indicated that this was off the track.
down to the water’s edge, where we had a visitor
who was very bold… I feel the fox wanted our shoes, as we paddled our toes in the cool water
so we moved our shoes.
Afterwards he had a drink at the water’s edge and disappeared into the wooded area.
On the way back up to the track we saw spiders’ webs glinting in the sunlight
Back on the track we started our return journey, spotting these canyoners on the way.
Next time, maybe we’d have a go at that?