Panier of Plenty

As the vulture flies…


Words are inadequate and photos can only give a hint of the majesty

High up above the Tech river valley. The ascent to the ridge above Batère, in the Pyrénées-Orientales…

Autumn takes hold

Autumn takes hold

Eagle rock

Eagle rock, roadside

First rays of sun

First rays of sun

Setting off

Setting off on foot

Morning light

Morning light

La tour de Batère

La tour de Batère

Les Fenouillèdes

Les Fenouillèdes

Tech valley, below

Tech valley, below

The path uphill

The path uphill

Frost glistening

Frost glistening

Admiring alpine plants

Admiring alpine plants

Frozen grasses

Frozen grasses

Crocus flowers opening

Crocus flowers opening

Frozen droplets

Frozen droplets

Looking in to the sun

Looking in to the sun

Crossing lichen-covered rocks

Crossing lichen-covered rocks

La Côte Vermeille

La Côte Vermeille

Looking left...

Looking left…

Autumn slopes

Autumn slopes

Looking towards 'Catalonia South'

Looking towards ‘Catalonia South’

A pause

A pause

Still ascending

Still ascending

Passing an outcrop

Passing an outcrop

Morning light

Morning light

Clouds hugging the mountains

Clouds hugging the mountains

The path

The path

Dramatic light

Dramatic light

Admiring the changing view

Admiring the changing view

Cairn

Cairn

Bay of Roses, Spain

Bay of Roses, Spain

Argelès-sur-Mer in distance

Argelès-sur-Mer in distance

'Morning tea' view

‘Morning tea’ view

The descent from around 2100m altitude, as clouds roll in and vultures circle…

The ridge, transformed

The ridge, transformed

Heading downhill

Heading downhill

Clouds roll up the valley

Clouds roll up the valley

Changing light

Changing light

The path

The path

The coast, beyond

The coast, beyond

Looking up

Looking up

Pines silhouetted

Pines silhouetted

View towards Spain

View towards Spain

 Les Fenouillèdes in the distance

Les Fenouillèdes in the distance

Autumn palette

Autumn palette

The Mediterranean...

The Mediterranean…

Descending...

Still descending…

Nearly there...

Nearly there…

Just above

Just above

Looking back

Looking back

The mountain road

The mountain road

Heading to Corsavy

Heading to Corsavy

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This entry was published on October 21, 2016 at 7:39 pm. It’s filed under Adventure, Antipodean, Art, Automne, Autumn, Catalan, Country Life, Country Living, Creative, Cultural Creative, Culture and Arts, Environment, Europe, Ex Advertising Creative, Expat, Forest, France, French Culture, Health, Hiking, Holiday, La Vie Quotidienne, Landscape, Language, Languedoc Roussillon, Leisure, Life, Lifestyle, Living in France, Mediterranean, Nature, New Zealander in France, Photography, Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Randonnées, Rural Life, Seasons, South of France, Spain, Sport, Tourism, Travel, Tree-change, wellbeing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “As the vulture flies…

  1. Your blog has always been one of my favorites. I just love your writing style but I really like the photos you included in this post

  2. mesarapugs on said:

    Magnificence! Beautiful morning light 🙂

  3. Patritzia on said:

    Hi Vivienne, beautiful pictures!
    Patrizia and Jonah xx

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