Ostrich nibbled our car mirror- Reserve Africaine
Trip Start Feb 28, 2010
123Trip End Aug 28, 2010
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1. It is forbidden to feed any animal
2. Drive at 10kph
3. Do not open your windows and doors.
5. Do not get out of your car for any reason whatsoever.
There were so many highlights it is difficult to recount every minute of the trip. The ostriches were fighting and then one came and checked us out and took a fancy to our car mirror. I drove on quickly thinking how would we explain this to Peugeot when we return the car. The bear parc was the scariest. We were given a specific leaflet when we entered giving us another warning about not stopping and to close your windows tight. We came across a bear in the middle of the road and had no choice but to drive past with 2 feet to spare. Thank goodness the lions were basking in the sun on the grass. The temperatures hit 40 degrees outside.
There is a great area where you can get out and walk. Here we saw alligators, flamingoes(my favourite), camels, emus, lepoards, hyenas, pelicans, snakes, porcuipines, wallabies to name a few. The peacocks were showing off which we have captured on video. Also feeding time with the hyenas and leopards was a highlight although you didn't want to look too closely as the chickens were alive just a minute beforehand.
We drove home along the etang(lagoon) to Narbonne which was a change from the vineyards veiw. We had to stop at a village for bread and fruit as some how we had missed lunch and the girls were starving. Felicity cooked us Choc Self Saucing Pudding for dessert tonight. Yummy.
A quiet day at home the next day lounging by the pool and catching up on that school work.
Simon went for a glorious cycle through the vineyards in the early evening, not a car in sight, the frogs croaking and the birds singing.Time to pack up tonight as we are heading to Barcelona tomorrow. We are very sad to be leaving this luxurious manoir and this region. After 10 days we have only just scratched the surface.