"K" Line has recently taken delivery of a new vessel, "Millau Bridge
," the first of five 14,000 TEU vessels ordered in 2013 at Imabari Shipbuilding Co.
We have canoed down the river (www.artanglingbreaks.com), driven across the extraordinary Millau Bridge
, introduced The Dog to the scent of wild boar in the woods, sat in plane tree-lined squares watching old men play boules and visited medieval churches (www.conques.fr) where pilgrims bathed blisters en route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Howard Kingston, from Ely, Cardiff, had his Echo on Tour picture taken while relaxing in Jamaica, while John Sartain, from Llantwit Major, was photographed with the paper at the Millau Bridge
in southern France duringamotorcycle tour of Spain and France.
TARN REGION OF FRANCE: VFB (01242 240 310) offers fly-drive package at old coaching inn overlooking River Dourbie from pounds 197, to appreciate magnificent Millau Bridge
, tallest bridge in world over the Tarn.
JOINS THE LINEAGE OF AWESOME EUROPEAN VIADUCTS.
The platform is one of only two in Europe and has been used on the arch at the new Wembley Stadium, the Sage building in Gateshead and the Viaduc de Millau Bridge
in France, the world's largest suspension bridge.
And, looking overseas, just before Christmas we had the unveiling of the truly breathtaking Norman Foster-designed Millau Bridge
. It spans France's River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains and, at more than 300m in height, is not only the world's tallest bridge but also higher than France's most iconic structure, the Eiffel Tower.
CRUISE CONTROL: The Millau Bridge
in the South of france
The Millau bridge
, which opens to traffic tomorrow; Picture: CHRISTOPHE ENA