Our Nearest Village

Two days, two walks – we’re not doing too badly!  Yesterday I walked about halfway to our nearest village, Villemus, and early this morning we walked all the way and had a stroll around.  Yeah, I’ll admit it, it’s only about a mile, but baby steps, folks, we’re both a wee bit squidgy around the middle!

From about halfway up, we had a magnificent view eastwards towards the Alps.  See that tiny dot in the middle, just above the mountains?  That’s a hot-air balloon!  Cool, eh?

East, towards the Alps

Looking NorthEast, we could see the little village of Lincel, on the right of the picture, with the mountains of the Lure (I think) behind it.

Lincel

Looking due North, we could see Reillanne.  Peering over the hill behind Reillanne is the Mont de Vaucluse – Anne & I rode Gigi and Flurry over that on day three of Le Big Trek!  Flurry and Aero will be living at the top of the hill which climbs towards the right hand side of the picture  (can’t wait for them to get here, now).

Reillanne

To the Northwest, there’s a clear view of La Gardette and Céreste, with the Grand Luberon in the background.  Our house is hidden behind the trees in the bottom right corner of the picture.

Céreste

We didn’t know what to expect of Villemus – I imagined it to be similar to Les Granons, which is basically an overgrown farm.  It turned out to be a fully fledged village, very pretty

Villemus

with lots of narrow windy streets just begging to be explored

Villemus

and this gorgeous fountain and lavarie near the Mairie – dry, unfortunately, but perhaps that’s because it’s been so dry here this summer.

Villemus Fountain

It would be nice if there is a little shop or a cafe here, but we couldn’t find one.  Cookie did find an interesting hole in a door…. can you make out what it’s for? (Hint – those aren’t Cookie’s whiskers!)

Cookie seeking felines

I found this very large and gnarly bracket fungus.  These things fascinate me, we rarely see fungi this size in Ireland.

Bracket Fungus

Finally, this one’s for Anne:

Horse Balisage

Yup, horse-trail balisage!  There’s a horse trail practically passing my door!

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