Category Archives: Summer 2020

Spanish lakes, ridges and heat

The forecast was for 34 degrees and we woke to rain on the skylights. After a swift breakfast we set off from the barn towards Mont Rouch with big packs. Passed the cabane Clos de Dessus and up to the … Continue reading

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Tree Fellers

Most of our time recently has been dropping trees along the terraces beside the meadow. Partly to tidy up the bent and broken wood at the edge of the forest and partly to preserve the pasture. Anything hard wood worth … Continue reading

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Destruction

Yesterday evening a storm came through.  Thunder lightening and hail.  Not just a little bit of hail but for an hour it chucked hail down the size of broad beans (not the same colour but it gives you an idea … Continue reading

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Andorra

Having been monitoring the weather forecast for a couple of options for a cheeky getaway a window opened up to go to Andorra. Toys in the van and off we set for 4 nights camping in Canillo. Breezy found a … Continue reading

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Flora Fauna Guests and other News

So, I have learnt to value flowers over the last couple of years. I can’t say that I have learnt the value of flowers as there is so much to learn. Most of our colour appears on plants that have … Continue reading

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Pic de Montareing traverse to Cap de Rhuos

Breezy and I had already decided to go hiking when we got an email from Lee with an idea. This involved meeting at the mine above Salau at 9am the following day and following Lee. Not strictly fair, in that … Continue reading

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Pointe Hilette Arrete to Pointe Rabassere

After a few days of rain the weather broke and allowed an opportunity to get out in the hills. An early start at 8am to get to Guzet and the parking at Gerac with a picnic and after the usual … Continue reading

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Pica d’Estats

For a much needed change of scene we headed to Auzat (to the East) where we parked at Cascade de l’Artigue after a coffee in town. Donned the hiking boots and large packs with food and camping kit and set … Continue reading

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Recent exploits

With little of note to write about here is a selection of pictures for you. Local walks over old and new terrain included Pot de Salau with Sherie and Michiel, Cirque D’Anglade with Spike the dog and a couple of … Continue reading

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Col de Pause to Cabane D’Aula

Breezy got the maps out again and selected a fantastic route which we had never taken from Col de la Pause. From the car park we took the 4×4 up to the first shepherd’s cabin and then a path off … Continue reading

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