Panier of Plenty

As the crow flies

Le Puig Sant-Cristau

Le Puig Sant-Cristau

Espagne

Espagne

‘Up’ is the direction most frequented by anyone remotely sports
orientated in this region. Whether by foot, horse, mountain bike
(VTT), quad or 4WD, the paths and trails that criss-cross the
Pyrénées from the coast to the high inland peaks are well worn.

Following the ridge

Following the ridge

Sant-Cristau, Canigou behind

Sant-Cristau, Canigou behind

Auto-route visible

Auto-route visible

Bellegarde –  frontière below

Bellegarde – frontière below

Tower ruins reveal a crêche

Tower ruins reveal a crêche

Coast and plains hidden

Coast and plains hidden

Canigou floats above

Canigou floats above

Offering another perspective on life, these chemins lead their
intrepid adventurers from the villages and towns of the plains of
Roussillon to a place where the everyday fades away – the peaks
where birds of prey soar on currents, and the auto-route into Spain
is a faint hum below, as eyes are lifted to admire layer upon layer
of mountains, melting into the horizon.

L'Albere below

L’Albere below

Pyrénées dominating the horizon

Pyrénées dominating the horizon

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This entry was published on December 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm. It’s filed under Adventure, Catalan, Country Life, Country Living, Environment, Europe, Expat, Forest, France, French Culture, Health, Hiking, La Vie Quotidienne, Landscape, Languedoc Roussillon, Leisure, Life, Lifestyle, Mediterranean, Nature, Photography, Pyrénées, Randonnées, Rural Life, Seasons, South of France, Spain and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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