Perfect Pitch.

This is new territory for me – the Ariege, or to be precise the Pyrénées Ariégeoises. It is a Regional Natural Park, and as the name implies, it is part of the Pyrénées. It is a wonderland of forests, streams, nature at every turn, wildlife and sweeping vistas. My first impressions are just how lush and verdant it is. I’m in another fantastic campsite, almost empty, and I was given the choice of pitch. I plumped for a spot right beside the river, the River Arize. I love the sound of running water and that combined with birdsong everywhere, I am well pleased!

DSCN5930This is beside me.

DSCN5944As you can see it is crowded!

DSCN5946All ready for my week here – perfect!


So, where am I? I’m just on the edge of the village of Le Mas d’Azil. It is only 1.5km walk into the centre along the riverbank, an ideal walk for Maggie filled with new smells and sounds. Pictures will follow in time 🙂 For now I am just absolutely content with the change of scenery, the variation to my daily routine…in fact what holidays are all about.

A Bientot!

About Al in France

Dreams do come true and I am now retired and living with Maggie, my chocolate labrador, in France in the Deux-Sevres. I love travel and photography and hope to combine both interests here to make a record for myself, and somewhere where I hope you will get to enjoy a part of my life in this region, in France and further afield when I get the opportunity. Please feel free to follow and comment. A Bientot!
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3 Responses to Perfect Pitch.

  1. margaret21 says:

    Oh, I’m so homesick now. I love the area you’ve chosen. I don’t know how it will be in the New Normal, but if it is functioning, a visit on Saturday to the market at St. Girons is definitely worth a go. It’s the best market in the region, and full of petits producteurs and atmosphere. Failing that, there’s a wonderful independent cheese shop in town. Have a wonderful stay, and keep us posted.


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