Sunday, 26 July 2009

Primal in the Pyranees (In a Nutshell)

We started in Paris - nothing much Primal happened there - too much of this ... but we did do some walking, such as here Then to the Pyrenees, where we stayed here and were presented with local produce (well, not the bananas or melon!) - so local that the eggs were laid by her and her sisters who lived in the grounds. In the morning I sprinted here and here followed by this We hiked here where we found these wild bilberries and picked this many In the evening we ate this local food Next day, more eggs followed by a hike to here and here then a swim here (cooold!) and some sunbathing. Later this for lunch. Next morning, a dawn hike for more of these getting this haul which included wild raspberries. So we had this for breakfast, ahead of some seriously primal activity here and here and here followed by this in the evening. On our final evening, this then on the boat journey back, more sun!

15 comments:

Grok said...

Very nice!

sugarmagnolia said...

sounds like a wonderful excursion-- and the format of your post was fun to read too, like a childs book :)

thania said...

Wow, what a nice trip, that is what we do mostly in our holidays too,go to the nature, and Pyranees (aragones, catalan, french) any of them is one of our favorites.

I enjoy so much your posts, this one I saw it with my hb. great fun.

I am dying to know the address & tel no of the place you stayed at so we could try it too.

This summer I will be in the north of Madrid , "Sierra de guadarrama", I will share photos , there you eat for me the best primal grass fed lamb and pork of the world..., You would love it too.

By the way: you have been missed on twitter a lot.

Hugs

Methuselah said...

Thanks everyone.

Thania - this was my first time to the Pyrenees but Mrs M had been before as a child. I loved it and we will certainly be going again. Sierra de guadarrama sounds great - look forward to seeing some photos. The gite we stayed at in France was superb. It's run by a lovely British couple - there's lots of information about it on their website.

Jeff said...

Nice post with good layout. I will need to see how you did that. Locations and food look amazing.

jeff

Methuselah said...

Thanks Jeff. Easier than it looks - just set all the image sizes to 30 by 30 then a bit of JavaScript in the 'onclick' to reveal the layer and set the larger image to the same source as the one that was clicked. You'll see the code in the HTML of the page.

Joanne at Open Mind Required said...

What a creative post. Thanks for all the effort. It was like one of those Christmas countdowns where you open the door for a surprise. Love the shoes, too!

Health Test Dummy said...

Very Primal vacation!

Thank you for sharing. Although, I am now very jealous! ;-)

Methuselah said...

Joanne, HTD - thanks, glad you enjoyed. Might use that format again as it seems to be popular...

Sarah said...

woah that vacay looks awesome! Where is that forest jungle gym/ obstacle course thing? That is so freaking cool! Looks like so much fun!

Methuselah said...

Sarah - it near a village called near Argelès-Gazost. It's the first time I've done something like that. I am definately going to be looking out for a UK equivalent.

TrailGrrl said...

I like the way the Vibram Five Finger KSO found its way into each pic.

Lovely vacation! When we visited my niece in Germany I swear I had the best strawberries ever. And the eggs were fabulous with dark yellow yolks.

TrailGrrl

Methuselah said...

TrailGrrl - thanks - amazing how much nicer those eggs are from 'real' chickens.

Brett J said...

Good post, I like the pop-up picture format. Your final breakfast picture looks REAL scrumptious.

Methuselah said...

Thanks Brett - might use that format more often.

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