13-Jul-2004 -- After my visit to 45N 5E, and where I had lost my eyeglasses I
went until the ancient Roman town of Nîmes where I had overnight.
At 9 a.m., when the shops open, I started to find an optician in order to
get new eyglasses fixed. They way led me to the Arena which nobody must miss when at Nîmes.
Finally I found an optician and with the typical mediterrranean indifference
I was told that eyeglasses first of all must never be made without an
oculist's advice and prescription and second that such things take time and
cannot be arranged within half an hour.
But fortunately: first I do speak fluently French and second I have
experience with the mediterranean indifference.
At the beginning everything is not so easy, even impossible, but when you do
argue in the proper way you get what you want. So I invented some stories
and finally the young lady fixed me an immediate appointment with an
After having glared through the various machines of Docteur Jean Agot he
found out that I am neither short-sighted nor long-sighted and that i do not
need any eyeglasses. This is what I had expected, as all oculists tell me
the same story. I humbly asked him whether he probably has any explanation
from where my blurred vision comes, then? Finally he found out what I knew
since many years: I am astigmatic. Doctors from Southern Europe must be
treated in a very special way: Never tell them what your problem is, but let
them find out themselves. This makes them proud.
Well, now I had my piece of paper for the optician and they fixed the
eyglasses within two hours.
Finally I could continue!
I drove North in direction Alès, and at Cassagnoles I bent left into the
D982 in direction Anduze.
Shortly after the village of Attuech I bent left into the D35.
After having passed the hamlet of Bouzene I saw the signs to the Camping Area where the confluence
is supposed to be.
I drove up to the Camping which
indeed is not in the best maintained condition, but still visited by several
I followed a dirt road which obviously leads to some houses scattered in the
area, and after a few minutes I was at the confluence.
I attach the views to North, East, South and West.
After this visit I continued in direction Montpellier, where i took again
the motorway A9 to Southwest in