24 Feb, Sommieres

We are now in Sommieres, a most fascinating town built around the bridge over the river, 6 arches are on the river, 11 are under the town and you can walk through little passageways underneath it all. The aire is free and we have been here for 3 nights now, and will probably stay a fair few more. Lovely town, Lidles is 2 minutes walk, and no reason to zoom on!

The drive here was quite hairy though with gale force winds sweeping over the wetlands, and I nearly got blown over on the ferry we took to cross the Rhone!

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There are lots of inland lakes and streams around here.

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Interesting town, Arles.

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We even saw a load of flamingos!

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Little houses on little spits of land on the Rhone delta.

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Some sort of bunker(?) with worm hole patterns!

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After the flamingos we saw a pair of cranes…

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Trying to stand up against the wind on the ferry over the Rhone!

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Black looking streams…

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This is one of the inland lakes, the wind makes it look like the sea!

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Roundabout time…

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And again. Very popular area for horse ridding round here.

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And another!

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Bridge to nowhere…

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Driving across the bridge into Sommieres, the next 11 arches are through the gate house, with houses built on the “bridge”

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Amazing rows of trees by the aire

Pictures of the town in next post!

GnA

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