DRAINED - only 25 km

La Garde-Adhemar to Saint-Etienne-des-Sortes.

Today I feel drained. 12 mtr per second wind with gusts up to 15 mtr/s creates a bit of havoc on the Rhone.  Anyway, hated getting out of the tent. It was very cosy. Actually. 

  What a great location.  Shaded from evening sun, greeted warmly by the morning sunrise

What a great location.  Shaded from evening sun, greeted warmly by the morning sunrise

Always room for a guest even though it is green.  

IMG_1174.JPG

First boat lock was a combined lock and power station. Quite a walk around it, but google maps showed a route and I went for it. 

  Gotta walk  

Gotta walk  

On the other side the wind is still blowing. I waited four hours. It died down somewhat and a kayaked a bit further before it began to pick up again.  

  One baguette again from yesterday's donation.  

One baguette again from yesterday's donation.  

I paddled to Mornas. Short of water, I located a grocery store and started walking.  

IMG_1183.PNG

Beautiful countryside, though hard to see from a kayak. But when I get out of The Rhone, I think it is time for a long drive through this great nation. 

  Countryside is extremely fertile.      

Countryside is extremely fertile.   

It was a 3 km walk. Nice houses, typical France and lots of sunflowers. Ate a couple of figs on the way. 

  Ready to get yellow in a week or so.  

Ready to get yellow in a week or so.  

Tucked in and ready to sleep. Tent is 2 meters from the Rhone. Waves slapping the shoreline. Should be soothing. 

  Sleeping on a slope. Hope I don't roll into the Rhone.  

Sleeping on a slope. Hope I don't roll into the Rhone.  

IMG_1197.JPG