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From Northern Scotland to South of France - August 2014
 
Charles Fernandez at Bistrot La Pay
 
     

The next two weeks I’m in Soyans, Le Drome, France. A hamlet of 100 people, no cell phone service or wi-fi.  I love it. I am having a complete rest after a lot of movement traveling in Scotland and Provence.

     
 
Valley Soyans
 
sunflowers
 
 
 
 
Nice, Toulon, and Marseilles were interesting but not surprising.
 
     
 
Nice
Nice beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toulon
 
     
 
Marseilles
 
 
 
 

I preferred the small village of Puget Ville where I stayed with Gilles Barat, the brother of my friend Isabelle. I loved walking 20 minutes into town to sample the food, and café life. Afternoons were spent reading, studying French, and watching the men play boule in the local park. They are seriously intense. Every movement, every decision, a manner of strategy is meticulously considered. Every man a Napoleon of the boulodrome.

By Charles Fernandez

 
     
 
Boules in Puget Ville
 
 
 
     
     
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