We woke up this morning at 7:30 AM. The bells from the church clocktower rang twice every hour, and once every half hour all day and night. I can see the clocktower while lying on my bed and looking out the window.
For breakfast I ate croissants, and toasted baguette slices with butter and plum jam. I also drank orange juice and tea.
Today, we begin a hiking adventure. We will walk from La Brigue all the way back to Menton on the Mediterranean coast, which will take about a week, staying the nights at various towns along the way. Below is a map of the approximate route:
The hike will be a wonderful way to experience this south eastern area of France along the Italian border.
We started our walk near the Mirval Hotel and went the wrong way. 😮 Then, we went the right way and took the path out of La Brigue, and walked along the side of the valley towards Ste-Dalma de Tende.
It was still mid-morning when we came to the town of Ste-Dalma de Tende. We walked across the river and through the town. There are lots of flowers like wild irises.