I'm the early bird of the duo, and I love going up to feed the horses early before we hack, and this morning they were on grass, but still very enthusiastic for their hay and hard feed. Then back to the house for breakfast, then all 3 of us pack up the jeep, go back to the horses, groom them, put the boots on, into the box and off to Rustrel to start from where we had finished yesterday.
|The last view of Apt|
|Flurry inspecting the sign|
|Chateau in the valley|
|Anne and Gigi with the Ochre cliffs in the background|
|Le Grand Montagne|
|The final steep ascent|
|Suddenly we were in birch woods|
|The landscape was much flatter on this side|
At last we arrived at La Garde d'Apt, which consisted of 4 or 5 buildings, including this closed down auberge. We had already planned on having lunch here, and were disappointed the place seemed so closed up as we were hoping to get water for the horses as well. But we loosened their tack and let them have a good graze on the grass bordering the road.
|Lagarde d'Apt - a closed down Auberge|
|...Church and Mairie|
|...and this semi-restored building|
|...with this magnificent road running through it|
|Sheesh, I'm not drinking outta that!|
|Grazing in front of presidential election posters|
|I view I wasn't expecting through Flurry's ears|
|Mont Doom - I mean Ventoux|
|The landscape was reminiscent of the Burren|
|View across the valley over a military base|
|We think that trail is the GR 6 which we followed into Colorado Provencal yesterday|
That's another 14.4km covered, 463.6km to go!
Day 3 crossing monts de vaucluse at EveryTrail