Trip Start May 22, 2011
18Trip End Jun 06, 2011
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cycled, climbed and changed jackets
Caroline very kindly found an open market on a national holiday and brought us lunch en route Lots of local cheese and produce
During this day we seem to pass from the cheese district to the Olive growing area. You can almost smell the olives as you cycle along. We were also on the fruit and wine route and we noted the protection the farmers have to give to their fruit trees to protect the crop from the birds. I took some photos which I hope give an idea of the extent of these nets. At first I thought they were very fine mesh, but touched them to find they are a very heavy duty material, almosty like a fishing net.
We ended the day having a long relatively steep climb to the resort town of Greoux Les Bains. We had quite a time finding the hotel since it turned out to be a resort with a mix of hotel rooms, Apts and camping. We had a great meal, which was a no choice three course meal, with wine. The wine was dispensed by a wall spiggot - red or rosee. It was a long day and I was frankly not unhappy that there was no wifi, since I could put my head down early,
Have just discoverd that our only european plug in in a bike bag which we cannot access, so my next entry may be cut off when the battery runs dry