Category Archives: Summer 2021

First visit in a while

Laney and Hoggy are our first visitors (except for locals) since COVID. Laney has made the trip a few times in the summer but never before with her husband. After a cycle around some vinyards in the St Emilion region … Continue reading

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Pic de Trois Compte to Barlongere

We have been holding off from heading away for a couple of nights waiting for a weather window. One finally arrived so we licked up the rucksacs and drove to Col de Pause. The plan was to head into Spain … Continue reading

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The shitter eating critter

For over ten years we have had a composting toilet at the barn. In the bathroom there is a conventional looking toilet seat. This is connected to a base unit in the room below via a flexible black rubber tube … Continue reading

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Chamonix Visit

We had appointments to attend at the Prefecture in Annecy. They wouldn’t do us both on the same day so we had 4 nights in Chamonix between appointments. As getting there provided an opportunity to see different parts of the … Continue reading

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Spanish Jaunt

With only three days before we had to leave to travel North we had a weather window. That is, we had a “good” weather window, and in the spirit of adventure we packed rucksacks and headed to Spain. From the … Continue reading

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Upcycling

After a couple of days of being inside a cloud at the barn we have a couple of small projects completed indoors. The largest was to replace the bathroom sink. This is best shown with a before and after shot. … Continue reading

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Pique Rouge de Bassies

After two days of life inside a cloud at the barn, the weather turned and we capitalised on the opportunity to venture out. Destination Aulus and Pique Rouge de Bassies. Parked at Coumebiere and headed south past the old gold … Continue reading

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Tuc des Fourmiguet and Cabane D’Aula

A grey day as we set off from Col de la Pause but that burnt off as we climbed to Etang D’Areau.  We tried to find a path behind the refuge to contour around to the Col above Cabane D’Aula.  … Continue reading

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Pic de Seron via Crete de Seron

Met up with Lee and Suzie for an explore. Again it is a peak that we have done several times before, along from the ski station at Guzet, though never by this route in this direction. Starting at Gerac and … Continue reading

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Exploring more of the border

There is something nice about being able to get straight out the door and into the mountains. There is a great temptation to say that having been up to the border from the barn that it has been done and … Continue reading

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