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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

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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

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Sheep by night

The days are already a lot shorter and now when we bring the sheep back down to the barn at 8pm it is almost dusk. It’s very dusty, very hot and the sheep, like us want to get home as … Continue reading

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Rent a mountain

One of the things I love about hiking is that you never know what you’re going to see. We were expecting this view over Le Lac de Serreponçon, Europe’s second biggest artificiel lake: But we didn’t think we’d find such an enormous flock of … Continue reading

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The problem with hiking

I love hiking, but when we go walking in the mountains it’s usually a fairly solitary experience. The day I managed to get this shot of my husband, I was quite pleased with myself. I don’t usually manage to get … Continue reading

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Anyone for a swim?

I apologise for the title of this post if it’s a bit misleading. Because even on the hottest days, I never get any further than dipping my feet into most of these lakes. I’d love to swim, but the problem … Continue reading

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