Toulouse photos

After the GR10, I spent two days in Toulouse, a city I enjoyed. More laid-back than Paris, but with some lovely buildings and old streets. Here are some photos. They are a little heavy on church interiors and certainly not a photo essay on the city, but I hope you enjoy them. They are done … more

GR10 Pyrenees, thoughts and info about the walk.

It was a good walk, but the weather could have been better. The days in fog were frustrating – I knew I was walking through alpine country I wanted to savour, but I couldn’t see it. The weather was typical; with the ocean nearby and the prevailing wind from the west, rain and fog are … more

GR10 Pyrenees day 24, to Luchon and on to Toulouse

Sometimes the best is saved for the last. This was a very good day. It didn’t look good first thing in the morning, cold and the mist was hanging in the mountains, but by 8:00 when I set off it started to clear. A lot of climbing. Up from Lac d’Oô to a quick look … more

GR10 Pyrenees day 23, to Lac d’Oò

I woke up last night in the gîte at Germ to thunder rumbling in the mountains. Then woke up again at 4:00 am to heavy rain. When the alarm went off, the rain had eased a bit and the forecast said it would end sometime in the morning. I set off at 8:00, once again … more

GR10 Pyrenees day 22, to Germ

Fog. No photos on the trail today; you’ve seen enough cows in fog and flowers in fog. Once again, it was disorienting. Due to the fog and poor trail marking in spots, I lost my way twice. What saves me when I lose my way is a maps app on my phone that stores detailed … more