Tag Archives: Hautes-Alpes
Our highest field
The drought and heat of the summer are finally having repercussions on the land here. Apart from a couple of storms, we haven’t really had any rain since the beginning of June. The lack of water means that the grass … Continue reading
WordPress weekly photo challenge – Near and Far
I took this whilst out hiking in Le Valgaudemar in the French Hautes-Alpes.
Who’d go hiking in the northern Alps?
As far as tourism in the French Alps goes, the north wins the battle hands down. Everybody goes there. And that suits me just fine. Because unlike the more famous regions in higher parts of the Alps, Le Queyras, hidden in … Continue reading
Camping in Le Queyras
“Sounds good” I’d said when the idea of camping had come up over after a couple of glasses of Pastis. The alcohol nicely fuzzing memories of school-enforced camping trips. It was only now, entombed in my sleeping bag like an Egyptian mummy, that the memories … Continue reading