Up into the mountains again

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I was first up again at 9.  This time we ate before Earl went riding then just swam, loafed, etc.  All in all, it was almost 12:30 by the time we got on the road.

Given that this would be our last full day in Provence (sigh!), we headed back to the Abbey at Senanque for one more try at getting some good photos.  This time the light was better but the lavender was still not fully in bloom.  This has got to be a beautiful place in high summer, however!

The girls had read about candied fruit at Apt and suggested we go over there to get some and have a look around.  That turned out to have been a waste of time; the town is nothing spectacular and we didn’t even stop.

From there, we headed towards Sault.  Narrow, steep and serpentine, the road from Apt to Sault, D34, is an adventure in itself. Sault is a rather cute village high on a hill with a commanding view of the valley.  There are a number of restaurants and shops.  At least when we were there, it was mobbed by cyclists, some of whom we’d passed as they climbed the hill.  I can’t imagine making that ride!  We had a nice lunch, did a little shopping and had some great ice cream before heading onward.

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