An Aude Walkabout in time and space

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

Hello from France


Feeling the depths of the land and voluptuousness of life in this Appelation Origine Contolee, does not in any way feel contrived.
Opposite it expands the wings, unfolds the sails and feeds the cool breeze of the winter morning.

Hello from France- Sun dipped streets of Collioure
Sun-dipped Streets

The cockles of the heart are warmed by the smiles and rich cultural sharing that occurs here daily
A market with rich healthy breads made with ancient grains good for all
The Terrace where the locals come for their extended lunch as many mediterranean peoples have before them

Hello from France - Collioure harbor
Collioure harbor

Alas the sun soaked colorful streets have their stories to tell and we listen
suddenly filled to brimming with a zest for life, only here understanding the fruits of the sea
The mother nourishing all she may embrace, all willing to take 5 and a breath
A song is played here from her core inspiring community and richness for all,
That, shared is heard and taken to heart, enhancing the palette of all artists

Hello from France - Port Vendres old Light House
Port Vendres Light-house

We sit down and have some tapa’s, drenched in the artisanal splendor felt in every bite and pore
An Amber Banyuls or Rivesaltes accompanies our feast of the soul
Impressing upon us the ancient ways and honoring the gift of what came before
We, like the dragonfly before trapped in amber, free ourselves of all meanderings
Truly setting sail on the journey of a thousand and one days and nights


We wish to express our gratitude to all who have been supportive to the energies of The Fifth Tarot. From the sale of 1 book come referrals and through those even more enthusiasm for the expansive world we are together creating. In the first year we met so many of you during our whirlwind tour crossing 29 states and 4 Counties. Within each we visited many meetup groups, stayed with and connected with so many friendly people.

That year gave us hope for a bright future and that has since grown into evolving tapestry of light and inspiration. This last month we had orders from Europe, mainly France and have since posted the video that brought that attention. We thank it’s creator Antoinette

We look forward to share and visit new places to create pathways of consciousness and beauty