Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Baby steps, street scenes, Saignon

 We have had an interesting first 2 days. After a foggy, cool Sunday, Monday dawned with some fog that burned off. We decided to go down to Apt and get some cash and go explore. We did that and drove up to St. Saturnin les Apts to see if our favorite lunch spot was open. It wasn't, Monday is closed restaurant day in Provence. We did make the long, ankle snapping climb to the old church and dam. We came down and went back into Apt and ate at La Creperie. Great crepes, pictures to follow in a few days. Back up to the house for a rest. At 4:00 we set off on our usual walk around the hill that the town sits on. For years there has been a little house at the halfway mark where a deranged woman keeps nasty dogs in her yard. As we approached the dogs were lying in the road. Three of them attacked us, I got a very small bite on the leg, no broken skin. I had a very sturdy monopod with me and hit a few dogs hard enough for us to escape. So that route is off our map. We had a great soupe de forestiere with bread for dinner in. Today we reported the dogs to the Maire (Mayor) and were told to go to the Gendarmes to make it official.....that story tomorrow.

These are two little scenes on the walk to our house.

6 comments:

  1. So it's not only boars that a monopod is good for. Strange story with these dogs.
    I vividly remember the dam in St. Sat - being near St. Sat the first two times I have been in Provence. Sigh. Long ago.

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    1. We went back to St Sat today to eat at L'Estrade, the best lunch restaurant in the area, we always seem to drift near there at about 13:00. Those dogs have been a problem for years and the owner seems to lead a charmed life. As we walked to the Gendarmerie in Apt, the crazy woman drove by and went into their lot. In a town of that size, 35,000 people, that seems like a big coincidence. We got little satisfaction from the Gendarmes. The first guy was a bit helpful but he was soon replaced by a guy who said we needed broken skin and an insurance claim before they would proceed. I think the nutcase has a boyfriend in the gendarmes.

      I have tried to tell you how useful monopods are....too bad you're so young and don't need one ;-)

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  2. Jim, disappointed not to receive an action pic of the hound attack! Paul

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    1. Why don't you come over here and cover our next walk! These were the ultimate BAD dogs.

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  3. Those dogs were waiting in the road for us this year. Guess we didn't look as tasty as you. Hope you are able to take your walk around the lower town again.

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    1. Read my reply to Martina above...didn't get much help, but Christine is indignant and is going back to the Maire to get satisfaction.

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