25th July: First thing, it's amazingly popular. 38 canoe companies! It's perfect for first time paddlers. We drifted down the gorges of the Ardeche river for 24 k's. We saw a water snake and a goat. The water was clear, the cave formations beautiful, the going was smooth. Oh, and they also have a much spoken about naturalist camp we passed. Our arms ache now! But we're pleasantly tired. No Spanish dinner time for us. We've already had our supper.