When we arrived in La Roque-Gageac on 1 November, it was raining, had been for a quite a while, and continued for days. We hadn’t realized, however, that things were actually pretty normal at that point. Then we looked back at some pictures for this post:
By 6 November, that had all changed…
Just how high was it going to get? Every time we went out, we looked at the river and said, “ It’s higher, isn’t it?” But it wasn’t really – we started counting the visible steps on a stairway and it stayed at 12 steps for days.
By 15 November the water was receding, but not very quickly as it kept raining off and on…
On the 24th, the quay finally reappeared:
Down the river a little way, we were surprised to find that there’s actually quite a bit of land between the trail and the river – usually. On our first hike, we had to find an alternate route:
But last week there was a grassy expanse:
A Little further along, the grass at this campsite has been very well watered
At least it wasn’t salt water… and thank goodness it never came up to the houses!