Club Outing – Camargue
In Mid-May 12 of us (9 members and 3 guests) travelled to this beautiful part of Provence wedged between the Petit Rhône and Grand Rhône and roamed by black bulls, white horses and pink flamingos.
The Camargue is a wetland of salt pans, rice paddies and the most savage mosquitoes on earth.
The guardians (cowboys) ran the horses and bulls through the water and made the stallions fight/play and we watched thousands of flamingos and other birds in their own habitat and fill the sky with their beauty.
We visited Arles with its Roman treasures, shady squares, sun-baked houses you’ve seen on a Van Gogh canvas and the walled medieval town of Aigue-Mortes which looks pretty much like it did in the Middle Ages.
We watched la course camarguaise where young men run around the ring with the bull, attempting to retrieve a ribbon from its horns.
We got bitten by the mosquitos and by the beauty of the Camargue, its flora and fauna and we got some nice photographs as well.
Some images (click on an image to open in full screen mode) from the outing below: