Monday, September 25, 2017

LES BARRALETS, ASSIGNAN: 6.5KM WALK WITH PICS

Roger, Quarante's Walk Meister, will be headed back home to the UK soon. Truth be told, as summer gives way to fall and winter approaches, walks to the tops of local ridges can become quite windy and cold. Not yet, though. Yes, there's a chill in the air and the breeze can be a bit more biting than refreshing. But there are still plenty of days when a good stretching of the legs while taking in a panoramic view is proper exercise.

We've walked a loop around Assignan before. This route differs. Shorter. Rockier. And a bit closed in. But the view opens up nicely at the top. You can learn more about this walk HERE. Enjoy the pics.

From parking in a picnic grove, the path begins by tunneling through greenery.
It doesn't have the open views of some walks in the beginning.
But it does open out occasionally.
Well marked. That's the symbol for mountain bike trails.
Rocky, rocky soil. Rocky, rocky path.
The Troops
Our Meister
The higher that you go, the wider the vista.
Rocks cleared from fields and vineyards may be just piled up, may become walls, or may be used to construct huts called capitales.
Cheap cameras don't do the view justice.
You just ahve to stop and look.
No, not art. Just a mistake.
Hunters' blinds. Deer? Boar? Hare?
Pretty late season bloomer.

Civilization!
A fenced, tiny pond with benches on the side of the pavement. Sit and watch the ripples. Nothing else going on.
Maybe the ruins of an old windmill...
Why not stop for coffee? We've earned it.

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