Cascades in a French village

@JudyEv (134863)
Bunbury, Australia
August 6, 2017 2:45am CST
We found a municipal camp-site last evening which has everything we need but isn’t quite as expensive as some of the ‘flasher’ ones. It was Saturday and most businesses had closed but we found a bar/restaurant place which was able to sell us a baguette for our breakfast tomorrow. We also had a beer and a white wine while we sat there and a slow but interesting chat with a lady who was having a coffee there. She has been in the village eight months and has a job milking cows of the Montbeliarde breed that I previously wrote about. The milk from the 120 cows is made into cheese. Almost every road sign in this district shows a picture of a cow in front of the name of the town. It must be a big dairying area although we haven’t seen huge numbers of cows. On our way back to camp we followed a sign to ‘Cascades du Moulin’ and came across this pretty little waterfall.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 17
The French Jura is an area with some great cheeses, le Compté et le Morbier are among the most famous.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
I'm sure you're right. I don't know a lot about cheeses. Vince doesn't like them at all and there are only a few that I am really fond of. Certainly we are in a cheese-producing area at the moment.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv I confirm you are, but all the French regions produce a lot of cheese, different qualities.
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@ptrikha_2 (10186)
• India
19 Aug 17
@LadyDuck Yes I have read or heard about France producing a lot of cheese.
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@MALUSE (43498)
• Uzbekistan
6 Aug 17
In the north of Germany, cows are outside in summer. In the south, most of them are inside. The reason is that farmers have more land in the north. In the south fields and meadows are smaller. This has to do with the different ways of inheritance. In the north only the oldest son inherits (or used to do so in the olden days. I don't know what it is like now). In the south all children inherit and the land is divided into more and more small pieces. Could be the same in France.
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@MALUSE (43498)
• Uzbekistan
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv Animals are rarely asked how they feel. :-(
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
@MALUSE We went for days with the smell of spread muck in the air. I don't see how that can be healthy for man or beast.
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@MALUSE (43498)
• Uzbekistan
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv It sticks in your nostrils, doesn't it?
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@rebelann (42804)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Aug 17
Lucky find. It looks so very refreshing. I wish I could make a mini waterfall for ma's kitties, I think the little tortie would love to play with water if it were cascading down like a waterfall.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
Some cats love water although the common belief is that they don't.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
@rebelann I don't think there are too many who try to bath their cats!
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@rebelann (42804)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Aug 17
Probably for the same reasons I don't @JudyEv
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@teamfreak16 (41403)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
I've always found waterfalls very relaxing. I like the photo.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
Thanks. There are little streams burbling all over the place here. So unlike Australia. Nearly every campsite has been near water too - either a stream, lake or river.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
6 Aug 17
That was awesome panorama! I love it!
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
The waterfalls look nice! The woman has an interesting job milking cows.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
I w s wishing I had more French or she more English so we could exchange more information. But it was very pleasant anyway.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Aug 17
Sounds like a pleasant evening. The falls is lovely. The signs must be quite interesting with cows on them.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Aug 17
@JudyEv Did you buy any of them? I would think they would be really good being fresh from the farm.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug 17
@just4him I'm the only one who likes cheese so I'm a bit hesitant to buy too much.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Aug 17
@JudyEv I can understand that.
@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Aug 17
Sadly more and more milch cows are spending their summers in a barn rather than the open fields. I wonder if that makes a significant difference in the final flavour of the cheeses. Beautiful waterfall photo!
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
We saw very few cattle out in the open in Germany and Bavaria two years ago. I thought it was pretty sad that the cattle spent their lives indoors.
• China
6 Aug 17
The Cascades were real finds ! The limpid water makes people's heart purified.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
It was lovely to watch the water cascading down the rocks.
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@JohnRoberts (62937)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Aug 17
That is a lovely little scene with the cascading waters.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
We nearly missed it. There was a funny, little, very old building just above the cascades too. I can't imagine what its purpose was.
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@moffittjc (45213)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Aug 17
I love waterfalls, but unfortunately live in a part of our country that is relatively flat and absent those beautiful waterfalls. Maybe that's why I love and appreciate them so much when I do come across them in my travels!
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
Almost every campsite has a river or stream running nearby and it is so unusual for us to have this. Not a bit like Australia.
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@moffittjc (45213)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv I would love to camp near a river or stream. I can imagine the sound of flowing water has to be pretty soothing at night. it would put e right to sleep!
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@TRBRocks420 (82551)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Aug 17
Beautiful photo. I would love to dive in that water right now lol.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
I don't think 'dive' is quite the right word as you'd probably break your neck but I do know what you mean.
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@TRBRocks420 (82551)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv Not head first lol i would belly flop.
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@ptrikha_2 (10186)
• India
19 Aug 17
Looks like a wonderful waterfall- so you must have enjoyed your time there.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Aug 17
We drove through some lovely countryside there too. Very pretty with rolling hills and farmhouses dotted here and there.
@DianneN (84977)
• United States
7 Aug 17
What a pretty waterfall to happen upon by chance!
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug 17
We're finding more and more that it pays to check out some of the smaller signs.
@andriaperry (58524)
• United States
7 Aug 17
It is very pretty! We have Jersey cows for milk around here, they have very pretty faces.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Aug 17
Jersey cows are so pretty and the calves are delicate-looking, just like baby fawns. Hereford and Friesian calves are all big and boofy.
@Kandae11 (40370)
6 Aug 17
It is pretty indeed. How much longer will you be in France?
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Aug 17
We have another ten days then we fly to Vienna and back to visit a friend over a weekend then we have another ten days before we catch the ferry to Ireland.
@xFiacre (5182)
• Ireland
6 Aug 17
@judyev Was there anything that might pass as a windmill beside the waterfall? My favourite café in Paris is called cascades. Now I'm in the mood for going to Paris for a while. Thanks.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
We are guessing there must have been a mill of some sort situated on the stream. 'Moulin' is a bit of an indicator - as we like to say to each other.
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