2013 Accidents could happen but villagers are always kind and helpful
67. St-Benoit-du-Sault / 20 April
68. Auvillar / 21 April
69. Sarrant / 21 April
70. Lauzerte / 22 April
71. La Bastide-Clairence / 22 April
72. Ainhoa / 23 April
73. Sare / 22-23 April
74. St-Bertrande-de-Comminges / 23-24 April
75. St-Lizier / 25 April
76. Camon / 25 April
77. Villefranche-de-Conflent / 26 April
78. Evol / 26 April
79. Eus / 26 April
80. Lagrasse / 27 April
81. Minerve / 27 April
82. St-Guilhem-le-Desert / 28 April
83. La Couvertoirade / 28 April
84. Brousse-le-Chateau / 28-29 April
A serious accident occurred in the late afternoon.
Reiko slipped and fell down on the step stone slope entering the Chateau. She broke the wrist of right arm and her face was injured. I was totally lost and panicked. However with the kind help of a French family who happened to pass by, ambulance was called to transport her to a nearby town 30km away called St Afrique where she had the provisional plastic cast of her arm and 9 stitches on her lips. I drove her back to Paris on the following day and she underwent an operation at the American Hospital on 1 May. It was the most serious accident in our journey.
While I respect the wish of the villagers to maintain the monument as close as the original form, a simple devise of installing the handrails on the wall could have avoided this accident. It is strongly recommended to consider to take such safety measures in order to help elderly people, peoples with physical difficulties or small children to enjoy the visit as a policy of the Association.
To celebrate our 50th anniversary of our marriage we had booked the cruising tour on Cristal Serenity from Istanbul to Barcelona from 17 to 30 May.
In the light of this accident, I thought of canceling the cruise to return to Japan for her medical treatment. Reiko insisted to carry on the cruise as planned despites the handicaps of broken arm and teeth and we finally decided to join the cruise. Cruise staff and passengers were so kind and we enjoyed the cruise thoroughly.
85. Montpeyroux / 24 July
86. St-Croix-en-Jarez / 25 July
87. St-Antoine-L'Abbaye / 25 July
88. La-Garde-Adhemar / 26 July
89. Seguret / 26 July
90. Montbrun-les-Bains / 27 July
91. Venasque / 28 July
92. La Roque-sur-Seze / 29 July
93. Aigueze / 29 July
94. Vogue / 29 July
95. Balazuc / 29 July
96. Pradelles / 30 July
97. Blesle / 30-31 July* / 9-10 May 2015**
98. Usson / 31 July
99. St-Floret / 31 July
100. St-Saturnin / 31 July
101. Charroux / 1 August* / 26 August 2015**