The EPIC Journey Begins!

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:

An approximate route from La Brigue to Menton

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. ūüėģ 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.

A last look at La Brigue
A last look at La Brigue
Looking back at where we’ve gone

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.

The town of Ste-Dalmas de Tende
The town of Ste-Dalmas de Tende
Buildings and terraces in Ste-Dalmas de Tende
Buildings and terraces in Ste-Dalmas de Tende
Houses and gardens near the river
Houses and gardens near the river