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Water Wells

Since I'm having a colonoscopy tomorrow, I thought I'd share my water well photos. The first one is from Jabreen Castle in Yemen. Without this well there wouldn't be much point in having a castle built around it. This place was full of nasty surprises for would be invaders including "murder holes". If you thought spilling hot coffee on your lap was bad, consider a vat of boiling date syrup dumped on your head. One minute you're smelling date squares and the next you're writhing in agony.

Jabreen Castle, Yemen. I think there's water at the bottom

The "Last Supper" of our big tour was held at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot which is the seat of the wine loving Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. While their water well was nice, their wine presses were massive. More later, I need to run!

Note the algae  (perhaps springtime water levels are higher)