|Looking for birds.|
|Storks make a clicking noise with their beaks.|
|A stilt in the reeds.|
|A just-fledged baby long-tailed tit. Saturday our guide saw this family still in their nest.|
|I also enjoyed the wild flowers, especially irises.|
|A wryneck, a kind of woodpecker, that our guide says must have just crossed the Mediterranean in migration last night.|
|A turtle dove -- once very common they are now|
more and more endangered.
Lunch in a village called Les Mejanes
|Camargue salad has the same ingredients as Salade Nicoise, but with rice mixed into the tuna.|
|One of the other birdwatchers had a croque monsieur.|
|Another day, another tart au citron, this one garnished with an almond wafer and a tiny glass of sorbet.|
|The abbey church at St. Gilles was a famous pilgrimage site, now in poor shape.|
We had a fascinating lecture about the iconography.
This is a devil waiting to tempt Cain to kill Abel.
|Behind what's left of the church is the ruin of the choir and ambulatory,|
including just one tower with a famous winding staircase inside.