Friday, 13 April 2007

Rodez

Heading away from the snow we decided to find out what the country was like south of the Central Massif and headed for Rodez.

We found a Camperstop that was by a park near a river and had drinking water and dumps for chemical toilet etc. Perfect – what a great country this is!

Walking the dogs through the park we saw this stone crucifix on a medieval bridge crossing a mill-race.

Hollowroot Corydalis cava a member of the Fumitory family, which doesn’t grow in Britain.

Jay Garrulus glandarius.

Speckled Wood butterfly Pararge aegeria
...and this big shiny beetle… I’ve no idea what his name is…possibly ‘Alexander’ (one for Pooh fans) ;o)

There are loads of these graveyards with the graves covered with greenhouse like constructions… no idea why.

I managed to get this picture of the hill-top chateau at Onet le Chateau just outside Rodez as we whizzed by!

Enquiries at an estate agent in Rodez revealed that house prices were way too high for us in this popular area so we headed back up to Eguzon, the area we knew and liked.

1 comment:

Hobo Chang Ba said...

Maps! We need maps!

Just a thought...