Keiran's World World by word by word

Tag Archives: Hiking

Foraging for herbs for the kitchen

It can be difficult to find fresh herbs for sale in the supermarket and even the markets. In the south of France, flavourings in the regional cuisine is defined by the herbs that grow wild and free in the fields and wild lands: thyme, rosemary, savoury, bay, even lavender. So Read more →

Aguilar chateau

Ruins III

Chateau Aguilar

Ruins II

Chateau Roquefixade Gaston and I caught the Friday market in Foix, took a heap of photos as the light was crystal clear—that would have been the first day of Autumn light—then departed to conquer Roquefixade. We’d been intimidated by this chateau on previous visits. The approach appears vertiginous. First visit Read more →

Sooke Harbour from Mt Manual Quimper

Mt Manual Quimper, March 17 2013

Gaston, post-Olympian hike

Tour of four villages

And last week, I hauled Gaston on a 15.5-kilometre circuit of four picturesque villages and settlements around where we’re staying. The hiking guide I picked up at the tourist office in Mirepoix is without question the worst I have ever encountered. And we made route finding on this day even Read more →