This is not an exciting picture. It’s an average pretty moment from mountain walking. It is however the first picture I took on my Pyrenees 2013 trip. I mostly followed the Spanish GR11 but starting at the French village of Etsaut, in the lovely Aspe valley which the picture suggests in the distance. I slept the night at a hostel in nearby Borce. The Etsaut hostel was very busy and in the yard below there was a donkey inclined towards appalling loud braying. I had a quiet room to myself at Borce and slept well. And so it begins: Pyrenees Mountains August 2013. You get here after walking the famous Chemins de la Mature.

 

Pyrenees Photography: Etsaut Forest Slopes

Friday November 1, 2013