Walking on volcanoes – a circular walk in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

Whilst up in the north east of Spain, we wanted to explore some of the inland areas and possibly do some more walking. The landscape in this part of Spain is so dramatic, with the jagged peaks of the Pyrenees providing the backdrop to many a vista. About 50km inland from Figueres (and about the … More Walking on volcanoes – a circular walk in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

The Pont du Gard

Having already canoed underneath it (see my earlier blog post), we decided that the Pont du Gard was worth another visit to walk across it and learn a bit more about why it was there in the first place. The first thing to say about it (and which I think is clear from the photographs) … More The Pont du Gard

A hymn to slowness – Roussillon and the ochre footpath

Roussillon is one of many hilltop villages in the Vaucluse area of Provence, but what separates it from all the others is its colour.  The whole village is a beautiful reddish-orange colour, the buildings mirroring the rocks and landscape of the area in which they stand.  And in the autumn sunshine, it glowed warm and … More A hymn to slowness – Roussillon and the ochre footpath

Spotting flamingos and horses in the Camargue

We had a wonderful day out to the Camargue area of France, which is only a short drive south from where we are staying in Provence. We were lured by the promise of seeing wild flamingos and beautiful white Camargue horses in abundance and we were not disappointed. Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer We started our exploration of the … More Spotting flamingos and horses in the Camargue

Our Day Canoeing

We recently spent a day canoeing on the River Gardon in the south of France.     When we arrived we got our life jackets on and got into the boats.  I was lucky because we got a barrel that you take your belongings in and I got to lean on it.  When we were … More Our Day Canoeing