Monday, 14 July 2008

Canoe trip on Dordogne

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There was big excitement today as we all headed to Beynac for a three hour canoe trip down the Dordogne river. 

We choose a 12km route putting in at Vitrac and canoeing back down the river to Beynac.  The route takes in some amazing scenery including the villages of Domme and La Roque-Gageac and numerous castles including the two bigies, Castelnaud and Beynac.

For me it was easily one of the best adventures that we had in France to date.  The river flowed quite smoothly and although there were no real rapids, Craig and Jack managed to get snagged on a rock.  This provided plenty of amusement for the others which was duly milked for the rest of the trip.

We had an impromptu lunch on the opposite bank overlooking La Roque-Gageac.  I got some great shots on my little camera, including this shot of Beynac on the left, which I'm quite proud of.

I can't wait to get out and do this again!

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