It was an early start today for Carpentras to hear the bell which signaled the start of the truffle market, and then to browse through the town's market. Unfortunately, it appeared that many people had the same idea and parking was extremely hard to come by. We finally made it to what we thought was the truffle spot, and were disappointed to see that all it consisted of was what seemed like secret men's business. The only proof I saw that this had anything to do with truffles at all were the pictures on the vans that were closely parked together in the one spot. Yep, highly scientific and that'll do me. Tick.
The weather feature for the day was fog, and not just some wussy fog but a fog that would do marching armies proud. What great cover it would give if you happened to have a conquering force that needed to move without being seen. Not so good though, if you were a car driving at speed on roads which had no streetlights nor reflectors. Malcolm's inspiration for the day was to drive above the fog. As we climbed in altitude towards Mont Ventoux, we could see! The small village of Le Barroux gave us an excellent vantage point to appreciate the vast fog carpet beneath us.
|Fog all around on the ground|
|At Le Barroux. That's the fog below!|
|Close up so you can actually see the towns and roads being engulfed by it.|
|Untangling snow chains|
|Two fat ducks went out one day...|
|All those things you can see in the middle are UNDER the water|
|Pont du Gard|
|If there is a trail, we shall walk it...|
|Amazing views from the top|
|You come all the way to France to have Australian cookies|