Postcards from Camprodon in the Catalan Pyrénées

The attractive village of Camprodon in the Catalan Pyrénées has enough to keep a curious visitor busy for an afternoon, especially when a knowledgeable guide is on hand to provide an informative narrative relevant to each point of interest. Strolling through the narrow streets is like taking a walk through the history of the region. Occupied by various warring factions, …

Waterfalls – photo essay tribute to cascades

Waterfalls, falls, cascade, chute, cataract, flume and even rapids are all names we use to describe when a volume of water drops from one level to another during the course of a rivers journey from source to sea. The subject for Twitter’s regular photo sharing hashtag #FriFotos is waterfalls and undoubtedly it will be a pictorial tribute to the mightiest …

Postcard from the French Wolfpack

I simply love this portrait of a wolf taken at the Parc Animalier Pyrénées which is an animal sanctuary in the village of Argelès-Gazost in the French Haute-Pyrénées. The sanctuary is devoted to the original indigenous species which used to or still inhabit the region. As well as wolves there are otters, deer, marmots, bears, lynx and various species of …

Postcard from French Pyrenean Beekeepers

Bee keeping is an extremely popular industry throughout the World and particularly in rural communities. Stumbling across this particular group of hives in Val d’Azun, the French Haute Pyrénées was quite special, the backdrop is stunning. The bee keepers of the  region practice transhumance the process of pastoral nomadism where livestock is moved around for better grazing. This may not …

Postcard from the French Pyrénéan Peaks

These Pyrénéan mountains may not be the highest and the weather may not have been pleasant on my recent visit to the French Pyrénées but scenes like this remain breathtaking. Taking a short drive down the Val d’Azun from the village of Arrens-Marsous and the mountains will soon be surrounding the visitor. I love mountains, they have always felt like my …

2011 A Year of Adventure & 2012 the year of Promise

Looking back is simply not my style, preferring to look ahead at potential adventure; the challenges and opportunities to come. This past year however has been phenomenal for me with some amazing successes that it would have been hard to imagine just twelve months ago. This site and my presence on social media have far exceeded my expectations and that …