Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Pop Up decathlon Tents and Campsites in France

Decathlon popup tent. Or canoe camping tarp and DD hammock or bivvy. prefer just sleeping bag on a beach or summit.

Beach bivvy site, Cap Drammont, French Cote de Azur.

Not that I am into Lightweight or whatever just better ambiance. I prefer quiet 'aire de camping' than big commercial sites. Was on one in the Cevennes this summer, 3 shwrs, 2 toilets and a large field, with orchard. Open views.

And a quiet site in the Verdon, in La Palud. Only ten folk there, no noise, open sided barn for cooking, chatting.

And another quiet site, in Bonnieux, Luberon France. No noise or candles after 10pm.

Gorges de loup, nice quiet site in an Olive Grove, still harvest the olives in late Oct.

In Chamonix, quiet but busy later as no pitches marked out.

And a video showing how to fold the 3 Seconds tent in the pics.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Spey Canoe Descent oct 09

I went 106km down the river Spey, wild camping good weather and lots of rapids and white water, over the oct hol week.

It's a big river !


Approaching the sea, nearly there.


A wee Fake tiltshift Miniature of a lunch stop.


A wee Grade 2 rapid before lunch, literally ! Video clip

Trying to catch a Salmon leaping on film.

Tarp and tent up for tea, the first night wild camping outside Aviemore.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Sentier Martel

The Gorges du Verdon, deepest gorge in europe. We did the interesting Sentier Martel along the gorge base. Named after the first surveyor of the gorge.

Monday, 3 August 2009

What is it ?

Give way to Ascenders !

This sign shows how you must give way to ascenders going up the Echelles (ladders) on the sentier Martel in the Gorge du Verdon, French Alpes-Maritimes.