Friday, September 25, 2009

Tarte de pomme

Took a little time to make but well worth it! Farewell dessert in Menton.

Plein de soleil a Sospel

Morning sunshine on the village of Sospel. Last day of trekling from here over the Col du Razet and down to the sea at Menton.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Village perche de Piene Haute

The dramatically situated village of Piene Haute catches the morning sun high above the Roya Valley.

Mont Razet du Col des Termes

The more or less flat-topped Mont Razet (right) rises to the right of the Col de Razet. This is the pass the group will cross tomorrow to reach the Mediterranean.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vallon de Carleva

View out over the Carleva Valley looking toward the Roya Valley. Sunny and hot but a nice breeze blowing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

La Grande Randonne 510 commence ici

The GR-510 begins in Breil sur Roya. We will walk from here to Sospel via the perched village of Piene Haute.

Col de Brouis

Lunch stop under pines and oaks near the Col de Brouis looking at the peak of Mangiabo. Sunshine and the fragrance of the Mediterranean carried on the breeze.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ruelle a Saorge

The view from the little balcony of our apartment above Monsieur Bonnet's epicerie in Saorge.

Hameau de Granile

Quiet hamlet above the Roya River between St. Dalmas de Tende and Saorge.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lac Basto sous les nuages

Gray skies prevailed today as we made our way down the Valmasque valley but in between the swirling mists the high peaks revealed themselves.

Bon matin a Casterino

Sparkling weather in the Maritime Alps after a day of rain and gray skies. Here we are hiking up to Fontanalbe from Casterino.