Monday, 19 May 2008

Caught in the Rain

Happily setting out for our evening walk

On our last evening in the Loire valley Sophie, Bonnie and I decided to walk to the Châteaux de Chenonceau from the other side of the river, so we could see a different view. We'd been told there was a path along the river that would lead to the château, so we headed off happily, hoping to take some photos in the woods along the way.

Posing for a photo by the river

Before long we became aware of the distant rumble of thunder. Then when we reached the woods by the river we became aware of swarms of mosquitoes (luckily they didn't seem to be hungry). It grew darker, the thunder grew louder, and light drops of rain started to stir the trees in the woods.

The darkening woods...

Without even a view of the château we turned back. By the time we reached the bridge over the river we were hurrying, but the storm caught up to us and so when we got back to the gîte we were quite drenched. The fact that there was a warm bath waiting for us saved the day.

Two wet girls...

1 comment:

Julie said...

Reads something like a page from a novel... Love the photos & e-mail updates. Enjoy your travels. "there are no short cuts to any place worth going"...