Monday, 12 November 2012

Lac du Verdon

We had cause yesterday to "go West" to Maulevrier and so whilst in the area we decided to take a look at Le Lac du Verdon, a man made lake supplying water to Cholet.

The weather was glorious though the conditions underfoot were not quite so good, reflecting the extraordinary amount of rainfall the region has seen in recent weeks... However, my socks have now dried out and there's not much sign of swamp foot....

We parked up near the eastern end of the lake and walked along the shoreline for a couple of kilometres. This may sound a short walk until you take into account the photo stops en route!

Hope you enjoy our snapshot view of the walk.. 
Studies in Blue..
The lakeside path - a dry bit!

A photo in the making..

Glorious autumn shades

Part of the lake was covered with the brightest of green algae..
And on of my favourite shots...
Spindleberry in full bloom

For an afternoon's walk with photo time, it was just right! We could of course have gone all the way round the lake. But 20km is a bit much when you've a camera to keep happy!


Diane said...

So that is what a spindleberry looks like! I find if I take the camera out with me cycling I never get anywhere and I have no exercise. Too busy spotting all the photos along the way!
Have a good and dry week. Diane

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Thanks, Diane. Spindleberry is really unusual and most attractive. I first saw it in Rusland in the Lake District UK.

Just look upon taking photos as a form of exercise.. all that bending and stretching to get the right shot... then you'll feel much more self righteous on the exercise front!

Jean said...

Beautiful photos, lovely sunshine, lucky you !!

The Broad said...

What a nice place! And what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!