Friday, June 29, 2012


Today we visited the Camargue, the large flat delta where the Rhone meets the Med. It's famous for its flamingos and wild horses, of which we saw plenty. It has that rather desolate air similar to the Suffolk coast: flat, windswept and unpopulated. We walked round a nature reserve and then on to the small town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, which reminded me of Selsey or Littlehampton, complete with ice-cream parlours and amusement arcades, though no pier or saucy postcards. I found  the place, and the Camargue in general, rather melancholic...

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