lørdag 15. juni 2019

Calanques de Marseille (Morgiou) with TET friends June 2019

This is one of our favourit walks along the special Mediterranean coast just east of Marseille. We walked all the Crete de Morgiou all the way out to the end and returned to Luminy by Morgiou Village, where some were swimming and others had a drink at the local bar. If you feel energetic, I highly recommend going via Suigiton  (along the coast) rather than straight back to Luminy.

torsdag 9. mai 2019

South Africa; Family outing Easter 2019.

For å markere at Anne passerte 70 år i mars, tok vi hele familen med til Sør-Afrika i påsken. Vi hadde en natt nær Johannesburg for å komme oss etter flyreisen og tok de 3 følgene nettene på en Safari Lodge inne i Krügerparken.Vi avsluttet oppholdet med 4 netter i Cape Town, hvor vi også var på utflukter til bl.a. Kapp det gode Håp, Simons Town, den største Township, Table Mountain og Camps Bay. Alle 18 var godt fornøyd med turen.

onsdag 20. februar 2019

Merindol - Pic de Faiendre etc. TET-walk 18.02.2019

This walk from la Font de l'Orme (Merindol) has been my favourite walk in the Luberon since the 1990's. You reach Pic de Faiendre (598m) in just 1h 15min from the car and continue all the way to the Petite Luberon Ridge (an old Vadois route). From Bastidon du Pradon you take the most impressive descent down from Luberon anywhere (along Serre Long) and you end up getting a little "tast" of the Gorges de Regalon at the bottom, on the way back to the car.

For full walk description: See my blog.

tirsdag 8. januar 2019

Les Mourres, Forcalquir.

Just 2 km north of the medieval town of Forcalquir are the gigantic rock formations called Les Mourres. The site was a traditional, ceremonial and nocturnal meeting place for sorcerers and sorceresses to dance naked at the full moon.

fredag 14. september 2018

French Alps (Briancon) 2018

We were focusing on the Vallee de Claree (Navache) this year, and the Friday walk went from the parking at Laval towards Mount Thabor. Got as far as Col des Muandes (2828m) where a signpost said another 1 hour to Tabor. That's for next year. We did the main walk on the Saturday, also from Laval. A long round trip (8,5h), starting with Col des Beraudes (ca. 2900m - 2,5h straight up), then Col de Ponsonniere (2613) and finally Col des Cerces (2574m). Finished off with a walk on Grand Area (2869m) on the Sunday, returning along the "back" of the mountain, probably for the last time (getting difficult).

onsdag 18. juli 2018

Walking in the Dolomites, Italy, June 2018

The Dolomites are parts of the Italien Alps. We stayed in Cortina d'Ampeza, just 2 hours drive north of Venice and in Arabba, an hour further west. The summer lifts starts earlier than we are used to in the French Alps (June), but the hazard of too much snow in high altitudes and in shaded valleys is the same. Stopped in Bardolino on the shores of Lake Garda for a night before driving back to Cucuron.

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tirsdag 1. mai 2018

TET Walk along the Huveaune river from Nans-les-Pins, April 2018

This has become pretty much  a standard walk from Nans-les-Pins, where the main attraction is the river Huveaune's first kilometer down stream from its source. Best conditions in April/May.