Hiding behind the stone walls and down a twisting path through the woods, the old chateau had an interesting secret. We were in Mortain in Normandy in the north of France and our two young friends suggested a walk to the falls. We were standing on one of the main streets of the town and I thought to myself, what falls are they talking about?
Down a gravel path alongside a stone wall, on through into the woods, past a couple of crossings over the water, and we emerged into a clearing where we could see the waterfall in front of us. We weren’t alone and there were a stream of tourists hiking up and down the steps and paths to the falls and the flat area just above it. But our friends Sonia (on the left) and Lauren (on the right) weren’t satisfied with that!
I had juggled two heavy cameras with large lenses and a camera bag on that trek into the woods and I stood looking through one of those lenses and laughing as the two girls scrambled onto the rocks, sat cross-legged, and began to meditate. They didn’t know until they saw my photo afterward that they were being looked at quite curiously by the other tourists who were passing.
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