The third day on the trail took me from San Feliu de Guixols to Palamos, mostly along the coast on easy paths – 18 km, with just 350 m in uphill climbs – which was not a bad thing after the first two intense days. There were some horrifically ugly resort towns today but, at… Continue reading Costa Brava – Day 3
Another day of perfect weather for the second stage in the trail, from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guixols – 21 km with a total of about 800 metres uphill (because I took the wrong turn at one point). After a terrific breakfast at the hotel (breakfasts in general would be excellent until… Continue reading Costa Brava – Day 2
And so, on May 21st, 2019, I arrived in Blanes by train from Paris, via Barcelona Sants. A very easy journey with the 10 am TGV from the Gare de Lyon after the short trip from home into the city (to the same station). The change in Barcelona was pretty easy – up an escalator,… Continue reading La traversía de la Costa Brava – Day 1
A three-hour hike done on Sunday, March 8th, 2020, around Bois-le-Roi and the Mare aux Evées, a rather unusual drainage system in the heart of the forest. Some spectacular rock formations, a few palatial residences by the Seine and lots of peaceful forest trails. http://www.komoot.com/tour/160768347
May 21st, 2019 As my train from Paris speeds south to Barcelona, carrying me away from the last few months of endless hassle and stress, I’m looking forward to discovering a new corner of Spain. The idea of walking the long-distance path from Blanes, 90 minutes north of Barcelona by train, to Collioure in France… Continue reading La Travesia de la Costa Brava
It all began when I was just a boy. As far back as I remember, it was always considered healthy in my family to “go for a nice walk and get some fresh air”. It didn’t matter that the air in my hometown of Kidderminster (renowned at the time for carpet production) was not particularly “fresh”… Continue reading How I got here
A few years ago, my wife Odile gave me a book of the world’s most beautiful hiking trails as a Christmas present. Having realized over the years that September is a quiet period for me work-wise, I decided to tackle one of the walks in the book in September 2017 after a summer spent between… Continue reading The Lechweg – first attempt
The name for this blog says it all. It’s all about rambling, walking, hiking, trekking… Call it what you will. I’ve always been a big fan of slow travel as a way of truly exploring this amazing world of ours. From long-distance treks lasting several weeks to walks in the woods of just a few… Continue reading Why Footsteps?