The weather has turned colder, with highs around 60º F and lows in the 40s, which means in the shade and the wind it feels quite cold! We had noticed before that standing out on our terrace is not a good judge of how cold it would be elsewhere, and this morning’s drive proved that even more. We all had jackets but it was very cold on top the ridge! The car thermometer said 7º C (which is like 45º F or so) and the wind was blowing hard. We had packed a picnic lunch but abandoned that idea in a hurry!
|A different view of Lacoste, Bonnieux, and Mt. Ventoux|
|Lacoste from above|
After walking the nature loop and a little ways down the road, we decided to head for home to eat our lunch in the warmth. We had one quick stop to make on the way back; the Tour Philippe was marked with a pink star on our map just off the road, but none of us had though much about it till on the way to the forest we suddenly came around a bend and saw a tall stone tower rise out of the trees. Leaving the car parked by the road, we walked a little ways down a trail to the base of the tower. It’s private property, with a house and a driveway. There is no sign to tell you what the tower is or why someone built it, so I’ll just leave you all to your imaginations once again.