Happy New Year! Pictures Finally Ready!

Well, we weren’t as fast as we had hoped getting our pictures sorted and ready, but with a new year starting, we thought we’d better get on to it–or else we couldn’t start planning our next trip! Today we posted an album on Picassa; in Google maps I have marked our route. I hope you’ll … more

Menton. End of the walk.

Menton We arrived yesterday, Tuesday, exactly five weeks after starting. It is both exhilarating and a little sad to be done. The weather is warm and sunny and we’ll be in the ocean later today. Menton is a total tourist town with restaurants and souvenir shops everywhere, but after five weeks of walking it is … more

Days 34 and 35, Menton

Days 34 and 35, Monday and Tuesday September 12-13Refuge des Merveilles to Sospel to Menton Monday, to Sospel A very good day of hiking. We started high at 2100 m and remained high with good views for much of the day. The first part was in rocky terrain which then changed to grassy hills cut … more

Day 33, Refuge des Merveilles

Day 33, Sunday September 11Refuge de Nice to Refuge des Merveilles A short day. Again steep and rocky but more fun as we did not feel pressed to hurry on. The good weather continues. The photo is an example of the rock fields we cross. I am becoming fond of this landscape and the challenge … more

Day 32, Refuge de Nice

Day 32, Saturday September 10Le Boréon to Refuge de Nice A sunny day with some good mountain scenery. Saw chamois goats several times, sometimes quite close. It was a longer day and more difficult terrain than we expected. The guide book said 7 hours 15 minutes walking, but it took us 9 hours 45 minutes … more