What with one thing and another, we weren’t able to join in the first couple of this season’s Saturday morning work parties at the Taradeau oppidum, the fortified settlement that goes back to the time of Asterix. However we have made up for it in the last two weeks. Mind you, at this time in December, our early start means we’re getting up to the site in time for sunrise, enabling Chris to take some great early-morning photos of the mists in the valley below.
We posted Google Earth images of what the site looked like before we started and what it looked like in April this year (if you click on the links, the photos are somewhere near the middle or end of the blogs). As you can see from the photos below, we are steadily clearing more of the walls. We’re encouraged by some new members of the team, and a generous donation from a Dutch association enabling us to buy another professional strimmer.
And finally, as we come to the start of the Christmas season, we would both like to wish all of you, whether friends or casual visitors to the site, every best wish for Christmas and 2017. We will be posting on Christmas Eve, but not after that until 8th January.