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Hiking in the Fall sun around Nesles-la-Vallée

Saturday, September 24, 2011

(I apologize, I am trying to learn how to make videos, but I still have a lot to learn!!! Lesson #1: Check you aren't out of breath before you start a video. Hum!)

Hello again!

Today my hike started in Nesles-la-Vallée, a village which is about 20 minutes away from where I live. It started right here, outside the town hall:

As you could hear in the video, I was quite out of breath at some point after a very hilly bit. The worst part was there, in the forest:

Then it remained hilly, but not quite as bad. Here, it is a few minutes before I took the video...

As I looked at the wild flowers nearby, I thought that pretty soon, there won't be any left until next Spring... But for now, they make the paths so lovely!

I recently discovered that these tall white and flat flowers which are very banal where I live are actually hemlock! Very poisonous... Oh la la!
But have a look, aren't they beautiful when you look at them closely? Like dozens of little flowers...

After I crossed more fields and another forest...

and met a few horses...

I arrived in a hamlet called Verville, where I saw some houses like this one, that seemed like out of a book!

Then I was back on little paths...

and made an encounter...

The cat didn't move at all when the cock passed right by him, it was funny!

The last part of the path went by some gardens and there were so many yummy apples!

Then I was back in the Nesles-la-Vallée village, where I stopped at the church (called 'St Symphorien') to take a few pictures before I drove away... It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries.

So, maybe nothing extraordinary, but what a lovely way to exercise!!!
I love hiking more and more. 1BEACHWALKER told me recently that it becomes addictive, and I completely agree! And you, are you addicted to hiking/walking/exercising? :)

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