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Réveillon 2016-2017

A New Year’s Eve adventure… traversing the the Pyrénées (Orientales), in search of snow…

Catalunya, Col d'Ares

Leaving France

Crossing into Spain

Crossing into Catalunya Sud

Little snow this year

Little snow this year

From the Col d'Ares

From the Col d’Ares

1513 metres… no sign of snow on the mountain pass, very little in view…

Descending...

Descending…

Heavy frost on our descent…

Almost as good as snow

Almost as good as snow

Camprodons

Camprodons

Promising...

Promising…

At 1959 metres altitude, the ski station of Vallter 2000…

A snowball!

A snowball!

Late afternoon

Late afternoon

Exploring Camprodon at dusk

Exploring Camprodon at dusk

Admiring the decorations

Admiring the decorations

A miniature oven

A miniature oven

Porcelets... little piglets!

Porcelets… traditional

Crossing the river

Crossing the river

Snowy peaks, visible behind, just as our breath was frozen…

The village lights up

The village lights up

Seeking warmth in a vibrant café poised above the mountain river. A speciality: thick hot Xocolata with melindro (sponge ladyfingers) to dip in…

Xocolata with melindro

Xocolata with melindro

Bonne Année 2017! Tucked up in bed, safely back home in Céret, France.

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One thought on “Réveillon 2016-2017

  1. mesarapugs on said:

    What a great way to start the New Year!

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