Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Another Day of Wandering, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

We made a loop today from our base in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to Oppede, Oppede le Vieux, Ménerbes, Lacoste, Coustellet, and return. After passing through Oppede, this beautiful vineyard setting was another of those slam-on-the-brakes moments. Notice the castle and church on the hillside town in the distance just right of center.  It is Oppede le Vieux and I'll take you there next image.

In Oppede le Vieux, it's a pretty sleepy town this time of year. No, the dog is not lying dead in the road.  He just needed a nap on the sun-warmed cobblestones. Don't we all sometimes?

A stylin' world renowned photographer (Amy Davies) is strolling the steep cobble streets of Oppede le Vieux scouting locations.

Another drop-dead gorgeous view today with snow capped Mont Ventoux on the distant horizon.

 Same view but a panorama - click on the image to view in full width.

Lunch was in Ménerbes where the adjacent table created this scene in glassware: nine separate containers: two water glasses, two wine glasses, two champagne glasses, two carafes of wine, and one carafe of water. They appeared to be two businessmen - I don't know how they went back to work after a lunch like that but, it is what it is.

In Lacoste, trying unsuccessfully to find a place to eat lunch, I passed this great mailbox.  A "chien" translates as "dog" in English.  You can guess the rest.

I have passed a small stone fieldhouse along the road driving through Coustellet at least a half dozen times enroute to somewhere else and have wanted to stop for a photo but something was always wrong - the light, the visibility, the wind, the traffic, nowhere to pull over - anyway, I stopped this time and was glad I did.  


  1. Are there alligators in Lacoste?

    1. Well, I only saw the one stuck on the mailbox but, one never knows......