Author Archives: Neil

Chile Part 2

Nestled at the foot of the Andes Mountains, Santiago is truly a beautiful city.  A guided tour of the city provided the official start to our wine-tasting journey in Chile and Argentina. The following morning it was off to the … Continue reading

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Catching up & Chile Part 1

Wow!  Where has the time gone!  The past 6 months seem to have been a whirlwind of activity, none of which included updating my blog. During that time I have been on a wine tour in South America, a photo … Continue reading

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Yosemite NP November 2017

Now that we are a few days into 2018, I should finish off 2017 with a posting about a trip to Yosemite National Park in November.  Along with a band of photographer friends from my camera club, we enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Final Week in France

Bridges, castles and gardens filled our final few days in France. On our last morning in Lacoste we were up at sunrise getting packed and having breakfast.  Finn and Aristide helped us carry our bags out to the car and … Continue reading

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Chateau Vignelaure

The highlight of our last full day in Provence was a tour of the last winery that I had arranged a tour of with the assistance of the Opimian Society.  This came after a tour of a different Chateau.  And … Continue reading

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Menerbes, Lavender and Gordes

Our next couple of days in Lacoste were fairly relaxed with visiting some neighbouring villages and a lavender museum; visiting a bit more with our host Finn; and meeting, visiting with, and photographing a very unique local individual. Tuesdays in … Continue reading

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Bonnieux, Lourmarin, and Vaugines

On the Monday of our week in Provence we set off to explore Bonnieux, the village we had been looking across at all weekend, along with Lourmarin and Vaugines. Bonnieux was a short 6 km drive through the valley and … Continue reading

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Apt Market

One of the first things we needed to do upon our arrival in Lacoste is buy some groceries. Our landlord/host for the week, Finn, recommended the market in Apt which takes place every Saturday. With our arrival on Friday, this … Continue reading

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Lacoste

Situated in the Luberon National Park area of Provence, the medieval village sits on a hillside overlooking Bonnieux across the valley. Crowning the village at the top of the hill, is the Chateau de Lacoste, one of three former residences … Continue reading

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Memories of Clos Vieux Rochers

One of the things I enjoyed most about our stay at Clos Vieux Rochers was being able to just wander about the property with my camera. So I thought I would put together a little gallery of some of my … Continue reading

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