Back to the foot of the Puys
After leaving Banana Split at anchor in a small sheltered bay north of Sydney, I took a plane to Paris, with a stopover of a few hours in Haneda ( Tokyo), to sleep for a few hours in one of these "pods", a kind of cabin measuring about 2m2 that I had wanted to try for a long time... in fact it's about the same size as a Banana Split cabin!
And here I am back in France, where we alternate stays in Francette's flat, with its psychedelic lift, and the Auvergne.
And here we are again at the foot of the Chaîne des Puys, just in time to sow seeds of field flowers, including many California Poppies, those orange poppies that we photographed a few years ago along the Los Angeles-San Francisco road, and which this month have experienced an extraordinary explosion of colour, a positive follow-up to the recent floods.
Before leaving the capital, we attended two events : first, the exhibition dedicated to the Australian Aborigines, Songlines, by the Quai Branly Museum, following the - poetic - footsteps of seven sistersalong the tracks of this fabulous continent, people who arrived there more than 40 000 years ago!
Then we visited our friend Yann Arthus Bertrand at his Good Planet foundation in the Bois de Boulogne; I recommend you spend a day there: there are so many events taking place, exhibitions to discover, including an incredible number of ancient musical instruments from all over France and the world.
The weather is gradually warming up, and we?re planning to do some cycling in the Combrailles soon, while working on the forthcoming reprint of my practical book on sailing, Mettre les Voiles.
May May bring you happy days !
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