Nope. Last Tuesday's run rocked. Monday's run was pretty good too.
Helen and I spent those days in the Luberon mountains in the
Specifically, the village of Vaugines. That was the start of our second run, anyway. The first we started in Seguin (which can be seen on the third map). Both of our runs also went through Sivergues and Le Castelas. The local maps tended to have some of the places we went to, but not all.
I should note here that Vaugines is the only one of these places that really counts as a village. It's got a nice little central square with a fountain, a café, a restaurant, and a fair number of houses. Sivergues is the next largest, and that was really more of a hamlet, there's an inn there and a little city hall and a few other houses, but that was around it; Le Castelas is just a few buildings, and Seguin is just an inn.
The two runs overlapped; both included the stretch from
The route back was nicer than the route out, albeit a bit less picturesque. (No mountain goats, for instance). It was a more direct route, following a stream; the beautiful vistas replaced by a nice, shaded path. More like Valley Green, actually.
So that first run just whetted our appetite for more trail running in the Luberon. The rest of that story is coming soon.