Postcard from Hot Air Ballooning in the Catalan

An’air chariot’ maybe a flowery poetic description but hot air ballooning is a dream for many and it seems to describe the experience perfectly for me.  Realising the dream over the beautiful landscape of extinct mountains in Catalanmade it extra special. There was a chilled morning mist draping the base of the valleys, this slowly began to creep away presenting …

The French Pyrénées, Animal Sanctuary – Photo Essay

I have not always been a great fan of zoos, too many of them had a bad track record for looking after the animals in their care. This situation has fortunately changed in recent times, many have become an animal sanctuary with an effective captive breeding programme and some may even become the last refuge of certain endangered species. The Parc …