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FRANCE HOLIDAY 2009: PICTURES
21st august - 21st Septemeber 2009. Liz + Chris + Hugh in our Campervan Kon-tiki.
Hugh flew home from Nice 6th September.

Portsmouth - Ouistram - Saumur on Loire- Argentat on Dordogne - Trizac in Auvergnes - Finiel in Cevennes - St Laurent near Verdon gorge -Vence near Nice - Col de la Bonnette -Larche [Italian border in Alpes de Hautes-Provence]- Laye and Lus de la CroixHaute [in Hautes-alpes/Vercors/Drome area]- Chatillion - St Sauveur [Ardeches] - Chaises Dieu [Livradois-Forez] - Aufueilles near Vichy - St. Satur on Loire - Belleme in Parc du Perche - Ouistraham.

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The Kontiki
Our home
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Saumur on La Loire. Our first campsite.
 
Goodnight Saumur     TOP
Argentat on the Dordogne. During the traditional thunderstorm.
 
The fire brigade double as river rescue.
Our host at LE Chambon, Argentat
 
Our sunny camp at Argentat.    TOP
Town Hall of Trizac in the Auvergnes
The Church at Trizac with our village shop.

Typical Auvergne cattle sharing our view towards the Dordogne

 
 
Sunset at Trizac    TOP
The Cevennes from the hills near Finiel
Finiel near campsite   TOP
Our lakeside campsite near St Laurent and Lac St Croix
Michel and Bep who we allowed to share our pool.
Our waiting kayaks
The entrance to our gorge.
The helicopter called out to rescue lady with broken leg from the gorge.
Our restaurant in the village of St Laurent near our lake.
 
The walk home after dinner.   TOP
Nice from nearby hills [the only way of seeing Nice in a peaceful light].
On the way to Vence.
Campsite at Vence where we said goodbye to Hugh   TOP
Views from the Col de La Bonnette [2,800m] on the way North to La Larche.
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The church at La Larche [1750m] on way over Col de Larche on the way to Italy.
Our campsite at Larche
 
Egyptian vultures over the mountain fort [from our campsite].
Schweppes, the cat we rescued in 2007.
 
 
My favourite Mountain Ash [Rowan]
 
 
 
 
Autumn crocus    TOP
Our 1st France Passion site; le fromagerie at Laye      TOP
Lus de Haute Croix
 
 
The campsite     TOP

Le Chatillion en Diois    TOP

The road to St Sauveur

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Our 2nd France Passion site near Chaise Dieu
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At AuFeuilles
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St. Satur near Sancerre on La Loire
St Satur
Views of Sancerre
 
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Belleme
 
 
 
Our excellent 'chinese restaurant in Belleme [run by Cambodian family] TOP
Ouistraham. Early as usual.
Terns on the beach at Ouistraham near Caen
Or ferry arriving.
The farewell deputation at ferry
 
On the lowest HGV deck
 
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