9.03.2011

France Day 8: The Gorges du Verdon

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We started the day with breakfast at La Guillone with another guest couple over incredible views of the Luberon Valley.
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Then we were off - with our last view of the beautiful Gordes village [below].
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We drove a few hours through the valley and into another mountain range...
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until this peeked out from in between the trees:
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This is Lac de Saint Croix. It took our breath away. We've seen nothing like it - nothing that has even come close.
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Then we kayaked the Gorges du Verdon.
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We were in awe.
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We stopped several times while driving along the mountainside. On one of our stops, a group of three motorcyclists from Italy asked me to take their photo. They lined their shiny, sparkly bikes up perfectly, straightened out their skull cap bandanas, and crossed their arms. I took one shot, and then the guy turned on the flash and I took another. It was a cool experience, but I was trying hard not to giggle a bit at the ridiculousness of everything going on. Then the guy asked David if he could take me. Haha.
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And then we drove to Grasse and got terribly lost on the way to La Surprise B&B, run by some lovely Britons. We were guests with two other couples - one from Austria and one from Australia. We sat around the outside table chatting and resting for a while, then drove to Valbonne for dinner. It was a lovely place.
Two notes on getting lost: 1 - I got laughed at for my French by a French woman who spoke perfect English. Thankfully, she was very sweet and helpful. 2 - the roads in Grasse are nearly vertical. I've never been so stressed out for my life. Not even driving along the cliffs of the Luberon or Verdon.
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Xoxo, Kallie

Note: Contax 645 with Planar T* 80mm f2 lens, Nikon FM3a 35mm camera with Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar for Nikon lens, and a few iPhone photos.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

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