Where should we escape to today? I’m in the mood for clean air and open spaces — it happens a lot — so let’s take off for the mountains and the observatory of Mont-Chiran in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Come along …. you’re dawdling.
Mind the traffic; sheep are notorious road hogs. And stop to pick flowers on the drive, it’s a good way to get your mountain legs — same as sea legs only less wet.
Don’t forget to double-check signposts along the way. They almost certainly (fingers crossed) haven’t been turned around by the wind.
You didn’t think you could drive the entire way, did you?
We’ve finally arrived! Let’s ask the resident astronomer to show us the telescope. During the day the sun puts on a solar flare light show, but it’s at night that the skies really show off.
Looking at stars is exhausting, so it’s a good thing the gîte tucked to the side of the observatory serves refreshments and keeps restorative games on hand. You can unroll your sleeping bag and spend the night if you’re too tired to wander back down the mountain.
Bathroom break! X (or cloud) marks the spot.
It was worth the drive, wasn’t it?
Where should we go next week?