There wasn’t much to see this day. This is where it started to rain. An hour from here I was getting worried. The rain was torrential and I knew my Goretex wouldn’t protect me for long. I didn’t know how long it would last. I’d passed a shepherd’s hut and made my way back to it for shelter. Before I reached it, descending where I’d climbed, I reached a large boulder. People were sheltering there waiting for it to stop. I joined them and ten minutes later the deluge slowed. They set off, I set off after them. You don’t know what’s going to happen and therefore what action to take. When I reached Lac de Peyegret the rain stopped. I removed my jacket so it could dry and had some lunch. The skies darkened again. I realised the day wasn’t going to improve, but hopefully the deluge wouldn’t be repeated. It would have been worse down in the valley with cloud and mist adding to the wetness. Cloud inversions can be photogenic. Above the clouds, conditions might also be better.

 

Pyrenees Mountain Photography: Peyegret Slopes

Friday December 12, 2014