Arrondissement de Millau

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  • Day563

    La Cavalerie picnic area

    January 10, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    The scenery on today's drive certainly kept us interested as we crossed the Massif Central mountain range. Bare trees and faded brown beech leaves covered craggy hills. Viaducts crossed ravines in which small stone built villages nestled and several tunnels plunged through inclines too steep to climb.

    Adding to the vines and Egrets we saw yesterday, we began to spot another sign of southerly climes - Processional Pine Caterpillar nests! We'd first noticed them in Italy last year; off white balls of spun silk, not unlike a large spider's nest, lodged in pine trees. These caterpillars will release poisonous hairs that can produce a bad reaction, especially in dogs. We must have seen thousands of nests on our route and so needed to be mindful when taking Poppy out of the van.

    As the road climbed to over 1000m there was a powdering of snow over the fields. On one particular descent below the snowline, white light peaked out from under the steely clouds on the horizon, highlighting a strip of snow covered mountains underneath. Up and down we went, the temperature dropping to 3°C, the snow becoming thick in places. Thankfully the road was in excellent condition, fully cleared of any of the white stuff.

    The soil became less fertile the further south we progressed. Many of the cliffs were sandstone and consequently the houses in towns and villages we passed through were made of the same. Pollarded Plane trees lined boulevards in these urban areas. Together with the chairs and tables set up outside cafés, the effect was an undeniably French atmosphere.

    The original stopover we were heading towards was a small car park off a dual carriageway on top of a high altitude plain. The turning wasn't clear and we missed it, but soon found a cosy gravel car park off a quieter road with grass, picnic tables and a pond. It was far less exposed than the first one and Poppy could even spend a bit of time off the lead. We'd decided not to drive too far today and had settled ourselves in by 2:30pm. The sun even treated us to a brief spell and we took a short walk along the nearby gravel road.

    Night brought some of the most amazing stars we've ever seen. There was no moon and very little light pollution so the constellations reached down close to the horizon. Orion, the Plough and the Milky Way were all super clear, although it took Vicky a while to spot the big 'W' of Cassiopeia as there were so many other stars shining brightly around it. We stood in the cold craning our eyes skywards feeling very, very fortunate.

    The sky might have started off clear but the night brought snow clouds and we woke to a few centimetres. The car park was waterlogged and Martha's wheels slipped a little as we climbed the sloped exit, but all the roads had already been well cleared and we had no problems after that.
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  • Day26

    Driving to Provance

    August 21, 2016 in France ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    We took a longer drive but avoided the highway to get some spectacular scenic views. A great driving road if you are into that kind of thing this is one of the roads to be on.

  • Day62

    De retours dans le Tarn

    July 23, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Et bien voila, nous sommes de retours dans le tarn, à contre coeur mais nous n'avons pas le choix. Nous avons trouvé un nouvrau lieu aux pieds d'autres éoliennes, nous verrons bien si les agriculteurs viendront nous enniyer...

  • Day125

    Au viaduc de Millau

    September 24, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Petit parking sympa, surtout si y'a pas grand monde, on y voit très bien le viaduc, n'oublions pas que c'est le plus grand du monde ! Rémi est content car comme tout collégien il à appris cela en cours en 6ièmle... Aujourd'hui il y à quelques voitures qui vont partir petit à petit et un fourgon seulement qui devrait rester lui aussi pour la nuit.Read more

  • Day69

    En Aveyron

    July 30, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Une dernière partie de pêche avec la frangine. Finalement ce sera bredouille. J'ai interpelé un agriculteur qui passait par là pour lui demander s'il nous laisserait passer la nuit sur le bord de son champ, il a accepté ce qui m'à étonné car nous étions quand même deux CC. Les agriculteurs dans l'aveyron sont donc moins cons que dans le tarn ? Nous sommes resté deux nuits.Read more

  • Day71

    Les derniers jours dans le tarn

    August 1, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Une fois n'est pas coutume, nous passons deux nuits aux éoliennes, cette fois c'est les parents du propriétaire du terrain voisin qui sont venus mais ils n'ont pas été trop chiant, juste les éternelles questions à savoir ce que nous faisions là. Au fait vous avez vu dans le tarn deux morts, un poignardé où nous étions à la pêche et une boulangère chez ma frangine, c'est dingue comme quoi...Read more

  • Day195

    Le levezou

    December 3, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 0 °C

    Nos premières gelée, le chauffage diesel fonctionne très bien, aucun problème pour le moment et quand on roule tous les jours il n'y a pas de soucis avec les batteries pour la soufflerie. C'est agréable d'être bien au chaud et de constater que dehors les températures sont négatives... Nous sommes sur le retours vers la Bretagne, nous avons trouvé cette aire en plaine nuit, il n'était pourtant que 18h30 mes les jours ont beaucoup raccourcis...Read more

  • Day12

    Faire de l'eau gratuitement

    June 3, 2016 in France ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Une corvée. Un plaisir ? Un peu de deux, mais quand c'est gratuit on en profite...

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