Taking a risk: Gorges du Verdon

D turned to me and said, “I will if you will.”

I knew he was kidding and he knew my answer would be negative.

We stood there watching these young risk takers fill out forms and put on their harnesses and I wondered why on earth would you willingly throw yourself off a bridge, in this case Pont de l’Artuby (or Pont de Chaulière) with a rope tied around your ankles. I cannot say I was envious.

Here’s a short clip as one young fellow stepped off the bridge.

(If you’re wondering about the laughter it has to do with the “p—– de m—-” from the jumper.)

And with this as a view I wasn’t even tempted.

It wasn’t just the bungee jumping that pulled us this far inland however. D and I climbed yet another mountain — yes, still in the air-conditioned car — to see Lac de Sainte Croix ,  Gorges du Verdon and pretty villages along the way.

Beautiful, non?

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Categories: bungee jumping, getting out, Gorges du Verdon, Pont de L'Artuby, sightseeing

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2 Comments on “Taking a risk: Gorges du Verdon”

  1. August 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM #

    I’m with you. NEVER going to bungee jump. But that lake looks divine, and I’m ready to plan a weekend away in Ste. Croix du Verdon! Merci pour le bon idee!

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