the roman three tiered aquaduct
19.10.2012 - 20.10.2012
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friday: woken up early by chattery schoolchildren waiting for their bus!
cloudy day, but warm - sun peeking through.
moving today to remoulins, so packed up, bike on, etc - usual drill, then walked into town to get
some supplies and have another look around - we had had a quick walk into the village yesterday eve
and it was another surprising, and gorgeous place!
even stumbled across choir practice - very professional - in the small church! lovely that
anyway, walked around the town for a bit, bought bread and some veg, then back to the van and onto
the road by 11am.
pretty journey through small villages, vines and tree lined avenues and then got to remoulins, about an
hour and a half away, to find the aire services in one place, and the parking in another, plus the services
were very expensive; 5 euros for 20 mins elec!, so we didn't use them this time!!
we've just had our lunch, and are now sitting on the computers, surfing etc., for a bit! : )
talked to a nice belgian lady in the van next door, checking alright to stay the night here....she says yes!
then walked into town to the tourist office to get a map, and find out how to get to the aquaduct....its
about 3km from us, so going to scoot there....
weather not looking great, very black skies, but thought we'd risk it....
parked up on the road outside, to go into the carpark 12 euros!! and then walked to the aquaduct, very
quiet this time of year - lovely.
WOW, the aquaduct was just amazing, astounding in terms of engineering, no mortar used at all, and
beautiful too....walked from one side to the other, on a parallel bridge - built alongside in the 18th century -
and then sat near to the river looking at the aquaduct for a while, before a slow walk up to the second and
third levels - couldn't walk over up there though - after that walked down and had a relaxed drink in the
deserted cafe before scooting back to the van....very busy at the aire, vans just kept on coming....we were
lucky to get such a good spot!
walked into town after tea, lovely little place, and there are even some more ruins, of a small bridge with
columns and two tiny bridge-houses, all lit up at night, and visible from the aire : )