Great Journey 🇫🇷 Day 620 ff.

great journey day 620 ff. the ardennes a highland with beautiful foliage and mixed forests inspires

The Ardennes, a highland with beautiful deciduous and mixed forests, inspire us. We cycle along the river bends, get stuck here and there and look at the old stone houses that are typical here. A bit of the robustness of Ticino rifugios, a bit of the charm of French villages. Lavender, poppies and rosebushes in the front gardens, the shutters romantically vintage (well, they could do with a new coat of paint, but somehow they also fit in so well!

We want to go hiking, do a bit of nothing (which means knitting for me and reading for Gerd, telling me all about wall showers, trisolarians and frozen and thawed people and quizzing me about it later) and get lots of sun. Vitamin D for our bodies, battery power for our working days.

In Monthermé we find a river bend with a small harbour. Here we can park our home for a few days, look at the three or four boats passing by, listen to the polyphonic singing of three ladies on a boat and do what we like to do best by now: enjoy the moment.

On the evening of the third day we draw the following conclusion: hiking is still fun for us, too much sun makes our knees pink and it is an unusual feeling that only Gerd takes part in all the conversations and I stand quietly by and simply enjoy the sound of the language instead of understanding the content.

#ardennes #monthermé


Merci for "travelling with us

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