Category Archives: Summer 2022

Jack and the Broccoli Stalk

As with guests at the chalet in Chamonix, we always ask what people eat and don’t eat. One of the things that Jack (Breezy’s nephew) preferred not to eat was broccoli. Jack had not had roasted broccoli before, and now … Continue reading

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Soubirou ridge walk

One of our favourite walks locally and the ridge we see from the kitchen window at the barn. From Col de Crusous to Col de la Serre is an amazing ridge with fantastic views on each side spanning miles of … Continue reading

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Neouvielle National Park 4 day Explore

We’d been keeping an eye on the weather and looking for a 4 day window to get away with the tent into the mountains to a new area. Weather forecast kept changing but we had a plan to leave on … Continue reading

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Pique Rouge Bassie Loop

Another hot day dictated another early start to beat the heat. Breakfast at Coumebiere before heading off via Col de la Fouzes. At the Col we turned right to take the ridge in the sunshine to Pique Rouge Bassie. There … Continue reading

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Cagataille

The weather forecast said it was to be 35 degrees so an early start was called for. Alarm set and no coffee in bed. Breakfast made up in ice cream containers and we were off. Got to the parking, breakfast … Continue reading

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Steve and Anne

Anne has visited us at the barn a couple of times before but Steve has never been. Friends from Chamonix, they drove down for three nights and had fantastic weather. Having said that, I think the whole of Europe has … Continue reading

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Papa Breese

Breezy’s Dad hasn’t been to the barn for a couple of years and quite a lot has changed in that time. We collected him from Carcasonne airport and had 3 nights at the barn. Then drove over to Cassis for … Continue reading

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Running repairs

Having converted a barn and made it habitable one would hope to be able to put one’s feet up and relax a bit. Maybe read a few novels, or even write one. However, stuff starts to rot, slates slip, fences … Continue reading

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Port de Salau

There is something really nice about being able to walk from the door of the barn into Spain. Less than two and a half hours and 1000m of ascent carrying a sandwich and a salad for Breezy and you’re there. … Continue reading

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Have they got legs

Early morning start to drive to Guzet for a trek up Pic de Seron. Having bailed on our walk last week we were hopeful to actually get some exercise. Deliberately not beasting ourselves on the first proper walk since the … Continue reading

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