alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
alpaca princess

Cavillions to Buoux, Wed May 11

"Happy waving cyclist"

Wednesday started with one final tasty breakfast in Cavillion, then we packed up our gear and hit the road. For this route, only 48km but very hilly, we followed a Provençal bicycle route already mapped out with blue signs with a cheerful waving cyclist for us to follow. The route took us through the heart of the Luberon. The path climbs up and down a ridge, taking the hill-weary biker through every cute little village perched on a hill which it can find. Fortunately, they are all charming enough to make up for the climbs.

In the beginning of the day, Lynn and I were traveling by ourselves. We mostly followed the little waving guy without too much trouble, although we did lose him once in the beginning. Fortunately our route sheets told us that he was going to Robion, so we followed signs for there and found him again at the top of a hill. There was a pretty church there too, but we couldn't go in. I don't know why we had such a difficult time going into smaller churches in Provence! I thought that generally they are left open during the day, so people can go in and pray. The door was open when we arrived, and we were all set to check it out, but then a woman walked out with a bucket and a mop and locked it in front of us. Oh well...good thing we weren't hoping to pray for anything important.

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