Cirque de Cagateille

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Needed to set the alarm to make sure we did not sleep in as we had a walk planned for the day which we estimated at about 6 hours.

Woke up to blue skies which was great and made packed lunches and had brekky before getting away by  8.45am, not bad for us!!!

It was about a 40 minute drive to the start of the walk through another valley which was beautiful, slightly more affluent than the Salat valley maybe due to Guzet the ski area and the GR10 influence.

We then headed off up to the Cirque de Cagateille, Etang Hilette and Etang Alet as a circular walk.

It was an easy walk up to the cirque which was not as impressive as Cirque D’Anglade well we thought anyway.


The autumn colours were however really beautiful. It was then a steep climb up to the Etang Hilette which has a little unmanned refuge on the lakeside.


It took us 1.5 hours to get to the lake, so we stopped for a rest and to take in the views before heading on to Etang Alet. Quite different terrain, boulder hopping most of the hour to get to it where we had a good packed lunch over looking the lake. Sunny but a chilly wind. We got really good views from here and could piece together bits and pieces of valleys and peaks etc.


Gloves back on and we headed down for a couple of the hours back to Vinnie. Through lots of very pretty woodland, but no edible mushies to be found.

We kept seeeing these markings on the way Lee any idea what they are for?


We stopped in at the café on the way back to see Daniella and Freddy and say good bye to them. The auberge is on the market so not sure if they will be about again when we get back. Hopefully, they will get a buyer soon but it is a bit of a waiting game.

Back to the barn, quick showers, wood burner on, unpacked kit, internet stuff to sort. Generator still being temperamental which is a pain but it is still under guarantee so if it is not sorted by Friday it will be going back with us to Cham to get fixed.

We had a good chicken curry for supper and a few hands of Bezique before hitting the sack both pleasantly tired after our walk in the sun and the wind.

Another very starry night, totally unpolluted skies and we could see millions of stars, not for long though far too chilly outside….to bed!!!!



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One Reply to “Cirque de Cagateille”

  1. Not sure what the eye/pussy marks carved in the rocks are, they seem to be appearing all over the place here in the Pyrenees. If I find out I’ll let you know. Hope you got back OK.

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