January 15, 2017
We set out for a drive to the beautiful Parc National Région de Camargue today. The Camargue region is only about an hour from our house and it feels like a different planet. Salt flats, the sea, flamingos, wild horses, tall reeds, sandbars and marshes. It is a gorgeous region. We found flamingos almost immediately and Colette and Romy shrieked, delighted. Long, reed-like legs and those necks circling around - and pink! They had only read about flamingos. We took a wild drive through the region on a dirt road. It was a very windy and cold day - the reeds dancing frantically with the wind (I wondered how the flamingos weren't cold). It was a local safari. I loved to see the wonder on little Romy's and Colette's faces.
We stopped in Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer for lunch. The town is a beach town and is pretty much boarded up at this time of year (population swells from like 2,000 to 50,000 in the summer months). We did find a little restaurant with some locals hanging about. We also stopped in the town's church, which dates back to the 9th century. France!