Monday September 28th I went down to the Cirque de Navacelles by the D713 then I went up by the D130 to St-Maurice-Navacelles to then follow the Gorges de la Vis to Ganges. Finally the D4 along the Hérault and its Gorges took me to St-Guilhem-le-Désert, here. The Pont-du-Diable before Anaine only caught my attention for the bivouac. The photos of the Cirque de Navacelles on that gloomy Monday morning had no rendering of the depth of the meander; I forced the contrast and saturation to try to get the effect. desired, the result is not convincing.
|Celles, abandoned village, Lac du Salagou|
Wednesday September 30th, after 312 km on Toll road, I was going home. In 100 days of journey I had traveled 6612 km in the Massif Central traveling counterclockwise from the south-east from Arles, remembering the tales of Alphonse Daudet in Beaucaire, skirting the Rhône valley to Valence, then going in Montluçon to bypass the north before plunging into Limousin from the west to wander by its steps to Albi, before entering its center to hike the Chemin de Stevenson, GR70, (I threw in the towel after five days of walking on 81 km of steeply sloping rocky tracks), finally I walked through the Parc des Causses et des Cévennes attesting to the roots of the monk-soldiers of the Order of the Temple and the Hospitallers. I admired landscapes of great beauty, met mountain people proud of their village and their Christian religion. Not claiming to be Victor Hugo of the Voyage sur le Rhin, my comments on a continuous-flow basis are sometimes trivial. It should be remembered that Victor Hugo like Robert Louis Stevenson, renowned novelists, wrote their travel diaries a posteriori, twenty times handing over work on the job. Using a WiFi modem, with a Sosh SIM card, to publish the pages of my website I encountered asthmatic connections, slow speeds, untimely disconnections, etc. While telephone operators have just acquired 5G frequencies for nearly three billion euros! Decommissioned rural France is a reality in this XXI century.
The presentation page has been updated with the data of the trip performed