Saturday, March 10, 2018

Getting Ready to Dive


A lovely spring morning here...at last! Seems like it's been weeks, months since we've had a mild, blue sky morning. I walked the big loop to the river and back without a jacket...yay! Looks like someone is getting ready to dive. Below and underneath the little waterfall on the right is a big underwater grotto. People come from all over Europe to dive and explore the cave and the underground river that surges into the Lot River. I frequently see teams from Paris fire rescue here practicing their underwater rescue skills. I remember working with a nurse in Kentucky where we were both doing a traveling nurse assignment. She was certified in underwater cave rescue. Why anyone would want to dive into an underwater cave is beyond me. Obviously my sense of adventure does not extend that far!
Early in the season the water is very clear and takes on a turquoise tint.