Viking Cruise Day 3
The Lavender Fields of Provence
"You'll smell it before you even see it. That unmistakable aroma that fills your nose and seeps in to your scenses. The scent is lavender"
***excerpt taken from the story Blue/Gold from the popular app "Calm"
That is what started my obsession of wanting to visit the lavender fields of Provence.
It has taken 4 years to get there but it feels like a lifetime of desiring to see the beauty of the fields and breath in the relaxing scent of lavender.
Our journey started bright and early on our third day of the cruise up the Rhone River.
(actually we went down from Avignon to Arles and then back up the river back to Avignon.) I'm not sure why we did this but I mean, I just follow the rules....(sometimes)
The bus picked us up for the 9 hour journey through Provence.
Our first stop was the lavender museum. So we could all learn the history of the lavender fields. But....since I've listened to Blue/Gold about 400 times, I already knew it all.
Heck. I could've taught the class...
***warning, photo dump***
and then they compress it with a huge, heavy tire filled with concrete.