“Cool runnings” is an expression that does not come from France but from far away Jamaica. It means “Peace be the journey”. I love that.
To tell you all the truth, I’ve never been to Jamaica. But, watching travel documentaries is another outlet for me when I can’t travel . And it adds to my appreciation of other countries, including some that I know that I will never visit in my lifetime.
And when I look at the picture below, I think of that Jamaican expression for several reasons. Like the flowing and calming effects of water. The water is literally “running” down; in sheets !
This one is named the “cascades de Tendon/ Tendon cascades, in the Vosges “département”. It is a modest work of nature. There are actually 3 cascades, with a “big cascade” with a drop of 32 meters/ 104 feet.
I looked up to see the difference between cascades and falls and it is of course, height. Cascades are smaller and steeper and often come in series ( Check, here).
Just like the water moves and takes momentum, I will move on.It’s time to choose another French region. Though D gives me hope that we will return to the Vosges one day. We have not been back in a long time and would love to go back.
It’s time to leave the forests and mountains to go West and towards the coast.
Cool runnings to you my friends and Happy weekend.