Saturday, March 20, 2010
The Foret de Huelgoat--Ancient Forest
For once we headed inland on our weekend explorations, away from the sea. That doesn't mean we didn't find water in the form of a lake that fed this river...
which disappeared beneath these boulders...
Many are the size of houses, worn smooth by millions of years of wind and water. Inside the forest is Camp d'Arthus, a Gallo-Roman hillfort in the style of Astrix the Gaul, but it got a little smashed by a hurricane. We visited the Grotte du Diable (Devil's Cave) and Roche Tremblante (trembling rock) and Champignon (the mushroom). We sang 'We Are the Champignons' all the way up the hill :)
In our three months here, we have not even begun to run out of new and gorgeous places to visit. I have noted, however, that rock forms the basis of every single one :)
Only two weekends left here--including this one!!!