Tag Archives: Camargue

Happy Birthday in Collioure

I’ve had a very nice birthday in Collioure. Jean and I spent a lazy morning in the apartment and then took a walk along the waterfront. Once again the rollers were coming in from far out to sea. Of course … Continue reading

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Last Days in St. Remy

Today we moved from our little house in old St. Remy to a new apartment in Collioure. This involved a rainy, windy drive across the bottom of France, hugging the Mediterranean shore from Provence to near the Spanish border. Not … Continue reading

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Lazy Days

Our first week in Provence has had its ups: the market, music, great food, and wonderful walks – and downs: a car crash, a leaky hot water heater, and a broken refrigerator. We have been enjoying just getting to know … Continue reading

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One Last Look at Provence and Moving to Collioure

On Friday after dropping JP at the Avignon TGV we returned to the Camargue. This time we visited a new area where the saltworks and the mouth of the Rhone dominate the scenery. It was a fitting end to our … Continue reading

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Sharing Provence with JP

Since arriving Friday JP has been kept busy. Saturday we painted here at the house. It was great fun to have him here to contribute to the art and discussions. We all shared our works throughout the day. Sunday we … Continue reading

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Paul’s Recent Art

It has been a month since I posted any paintings or drawings. We have been very busy with drawing and painting, but I haven’t kept up with taking photos of pieces and editing them for posting. JP arrived by train … Continue reading

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The Camargue

Yesterday we visited the Camargue. This place has stayed in our memories since our first visit in 2011. The vast Rhone river delta forms a maze of streams, lakes, and estuaries as it empties into the Mediterranean. That is the … Continue reading

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Camargue National Park

Sunday we spent the day at Camargue National Park. Most of our time was spent hiking in a bird sanctuary within the park. This is home to thousands of flamingos and hundreds of other types of water birds as well … Continue reading

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Forests, Wild Horses, Flamingos, the Sea, and Another Walled City

Our last day in Cuxac we drove the back roads nearby, enjoying the Montagne Noir’s dark forest, rushing mountain streams, waterfalls, and a couple of quaint villages tucked into river gorges. It was a lovely afternoon with Christina, who then … Continue reading

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Off the Grid As Predicted

As I thought we do not have internet access this week. Our only connection is a free one at a couple of local cafes. That is not fast enough for convenient posting of photos. We would get sloshed sitting and … Continue reading

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