Day 14 of Travel in France was a walk near Durfort. It was a beautiful day, hot, sunny, with no wind. We parked at the side of the road and set off down a marked path to Villesègue, an old village on a ridge, overlooking the garrigue on one side and vineyards on the other.
In Villesègue some of the buildings have been restored, some not, and there are always beautiful images.
There aren’t many flowers in the intense heat here so these roses were surprising.
The village overlooks vineyards belonging to the Duchy of Uzés, and dotted amongst the vines almonds were ripening, quinces are swelling, and there were apples.
The hamlet of Masjon.
The second part of the walk was through the garrigue, a landscape where grazing patterns have changed dramatically over the past 150 years, altering the landscape.
And then a trudge back to the car, with me nursing ten itching mosquito and other biting insect lumps.