Saturday June 3, Tournon-sur-Rhone
|St Vallier from the bridge over the Rhone.|
|The river was so calm this morning.|
Another beautiful morning, although this evening as I am writing this the rain has started. It has been a very hot, humid afternoon. We set off this morning along the ViaRhona cycle path, which we joined at the camp gates. This cycle path follows the Rhone for over 700 kms from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean, although at this stage some parts of it are not completed. The section we did today through to Sarras was a sealed path all the way and we didn’t have to share it with cars. It was such a great ride, through woods, orchards with ripe cherries (had to sample a few), and lots of other fruits, vineyards and open sections looking up to hills. It was a 35km round trip and we really enjoyed it all especially as there were no hills to climb!
|Apricots and cherries|
|A little afternoon siesta!|
Called into the supermarket near camp and picked up a few supplies …. Only enough that we could carry home in the paniers!
It was nice to sit down in the shade when we got back, with lunch and a glass of cold vino – well deserved. Later in the afternoon I wandered into the old town, a busy narrow street lined with boutique type shops and enjoyed having a poke around although it really was hot. Sitting back now out of the skiffy rain, under the awning and enjoying the cooler air.
|The old town.|
|So often we see groups playing petanque,, seems to be wherever|
there is some suitable surface.
|The Turkey Kebabs.|