After our stay in Limoux and having explored not only the longest lasting carnival on the planet but also wandered most streets and pathway into the hillsides, we has a wonderful time in The Netherlands with family. On our way back into France we again opted for a night in Paris, and oh my we lucked out this time. The sun shone all day, which made the experience all the more fun…

Travel by bus and rail

And the wanderers kept wondering

Do all roads lead to Freedom ?

As long as nature is involved we most certainly do

The next day we jumped on the TGV which took us to Carcassone, and then on to Limoux and Quillan our little nest for the next 3 months. We quickly got into a rhythm and enjoyed, market days, sunshine and lots of long hikes

Some hikes threw even us seasoned cow hands for a loop, and we ended up on off road trails or simply the hike turned out to be only 6km for darn crows. Fortunately the trail guides did most times not spare the yellow paint….meaning you are on the right track! phew – truly felt like going walkabout sometimes!

Mostly, ‘peace is in every step’ guides our day to day life so we take that with us on each trek.

The Aude river is a silver thread, not only of live in the region, also of our hikes. We love the evening meanders as they weave on the banks of this life-giving river. At times we feel like the logs that were carried on the streams, now a history of the region as were the Cathars. We are immensely grateful to the welcoming Catalan peoples who still so much connect to nature and a joie de vivre ‘tres joyeux’!

In ending it is tremendous to share our gratitude on this journey and be blessed by the ‘locals’ #Aude #walkabout #Quillan #Limoux #paris #travel #hike #adventure #adventurephotography #travelphotography #Cathars #catalan

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