Today was a beautiful walk but as challenging as any I have done in Victoria. From mountain top to the valley and up again to the top. Then down to the base of the next valley and up again! Finality we crossed the last hill into what seemed like a hidden valley. What I noticed was these valleys had lots of buttercups and purple and crimson clover rather than dandelions. We saw lots of nature from geckos/ lizards, slow worms( or legless lizards?), foals, badger faced sheep, and a more volcanic looking range of mountains.
It looks a little like Italy’s hill towns because there are villages on many of the ridges surrounded by forests
My very first real four leaf clover and a view back up the track. It so often seemed like a rock garden.
We finally arrived at Retournac and were also able to book into the most delightful Chambre d’hote( sort of bed and breakfast). The camping ground is still closed so we had to find a place, but this week due to all the holidays many places are booked out.
It has been All delight. Great walk, charmingly decorated place, good food at a local restaurant and Wifi!
I am up to date. Zzzz
2 thoughts on “9 th May Valprivas to Retournac 18 km”
Once again, such lovely photos Kathy. Must be your artistic ‘eye’ at work.
Kath, this walking trip seems just so arduous. I am sure I could not do it – you really are strong and determined, but what fabulous places you are visiting and what amazing photos. Its heartening to know how much of the natural world still exists in this day and age. Perhaps urbanisation is actually contributing to the protection of rural areas by taking people away from the countryside and depositing them in concentrated areas leaving nature to thrive and forests to grow.
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