The dogs romped and played in the three acres in front of the house. We did not explore the further seven acres behind it... Our friend lives in a protected area where no new houses can be built. All of the land is terraced with old stones. There is an abundance of olive trees and the sixty odd cedars stand tall as soldiers guarding the land.
We left at 8pm when the sun was dipping and all was calm. The five kilometers home were on an ancient one lane road winding back to Cotignac. Vlad doesn't like driving this road but Elisabeth and I loved it. Senses heightened by our nature walk, we noticed all of the flowers on our way home and sang happily along with Joan Baez: Take the ribbon from my hair..."