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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is where I was last Saturday with a group of human and dog friends from my club, to end our "school year" before the summer holidays (the club closes in July and August). A beautiful day out near a lake in the Lozere department (close to the Ardeche), called the Villefort Lake. In the morning we hiked on the little path that goes all around the lake (an 8km walk), then we had a picnic lunch, and in the afternoon we visited a little medieval village located on some high moors above the lake. A lovely day although not very sunny, but then it was better not to be too hot for our walk.

The Villefort lake
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There were quite a few more or less rustic wooden bridges to cross on the path, Foxie and Miss You were very brave and behaved like real fearless adventurers!
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Well ok, this one is reaaaally too frightening, Mummy, please carry me to the other side! Laughing
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Some very rugged landscapes in some places
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It was rather cold and windy when we arrived at Lagarde-Guérin, the medieval village.
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A tall watchtower dominates the village, only 2 of us were brave enough to climb the steep stairs to the top (not me! Rolling Eyes ) and take some photos. Can you spot Foxie and Miss You down there (2 small ants!!!)?
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The view on the surrounding landscape from up there was fantastic.
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Driving back down... Another lovely village nestled against the mountain side.
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Everybody had a really good time (I think the dogs did too). We even stopped for a glass of locally brewed beer at the little café in the medieval village and got some compliments on our well-behaved dogs from the café owners and the other customers sitting on the terrace with their drinks!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the pics Nina Very Happy Gorgeous views Very Happy Think i'd need a few drinks after that climb Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I think I would need more than a few drinks BEFORE I started that climb. Very Happy Very Happy Lovely scenery.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What a fabulous place to walk.

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How absolutely lovely, Nina - what a super place to walk, and pretty pretty views. Looks as if you had a great day Very Happy

( and - none of us, NONE of us are at all, not a tiny weensy bit, jealous of the stupendous countryside in which you live Confused Very Happy )

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I wish I was in your dog club Nina. You walk in some beautiful places.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What a super set of photos Nina, that was some walk!! Smile
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snowleopard wrote:
I wish I was in your dog club Nina. You walk in some beautiful places.


Me too what a wonderful place Very Happy Such a lovely tradition too, a special walk to end the school year. Cool

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Cool Shades of Alice Cooper Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I second that Chris. Where I live is considered sort of rural, which is n't bad for the outskirts of London, but Nina's landscape views are stunning. Nina I presume Foxie is the more hairy "ant" in the pic Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Phab photos Nina ... Glad you all had a grand day out ... Mx
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

judy g wrote:
Cool Shades of Alice Cooper Very Happy


Pardon? Confused

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Laughing " a special walk to end the school year "....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oo8QzDHimQ


Cool Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Idea Rolling Eyes

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Very Happy giggle

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WOW!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Fab. photos of beautiful countryside and the villages, so much history.
Goodness what a hike, more like hill climbing!

I guess you all had a good sleep that night.
Reminds me of a lot of places here......Without the medieval villages.

Thanks Nina Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Those photos are fantastic, Nina; I too am not a little bit envious of your gorgeous countryside - Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Every time I watch the Tour de France I am entranced by the beautiful scenery; if I was riding I would be so distracted by the surroundings I would be bumping into the others and causing chaos. But I would love to ride along some of those roads.

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Now, where did that come from!!!! I don't see how to remove it. Mr PB is beginning to annoy me. Asking for more business I understand but this is verging on harassment.

Hmmm, not even just verging, slap in the middle. It just appears when I preview and post.

Is anyone else getting the same?
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I haven't heard so far, maybe because I haven't used it much lately?
Not that I'm complaining Smile

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Sad Confused Evil or Very Mad grr, Joy - PhantomPhotobucket strikes again.....

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nina what lovely photos...I wish I was in your dog club too Very Happy My French is rubbish though Wink Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

JulieC wrote:
I wish I was in your dog club too Very Happy My French is rubbish though Wink Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing

Well it would be a very good way to improve it then! Wink

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