Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

le lac de Gaube (Gaube lake), Hautes Pyrénées


This is my first entry for Wordless Wednesday. I know this is supposed to be wordless, but I just want to say a few words about the photo. This is the Gaube lake (lac de Gaube) in Hautes-pyrénées seen from approximately 1900 m above sea level. We passed by the lake on our way to les Oulettes de Gaube (and from les Oulettes, you will have a magnificent view of le Vignemale, the highest point/summit of the French Pyrenean although you can already have a great vista from lac de Gaube) . The path is part of the GR10 (grande randonnée 10), an official hiking/trekking trail.

There’s a chair lift (télésiège – the kind used in ski resorts) from the starting point of the trail to the lake. Afterwards, you can hike up to this point (where the picture was taken). We chose not to take the lift. We’re not professional hikers but I don’t feel comfortable taking the télésiège so we walk all the way. But the physical exertion was all worth it, especially when you see the spectacular panoramic view of the valley. Aside from that, the trail itself is quite breathtaking and you will have an adrenaline rush, not only from the effort of hiking but also from the landscape.

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21 comments:

ducky said...

beautiful!

lareine said...

hello ducky...

thanks for visiting my site... yep, i really find it beautiful:)

morinn said...

Salut! Today is my first participation for wordless wednesday too. The picture is simply... magnifique! :D

lareine said...

thanks morinn for the visit :) i have the same feeling as yours:)

FRANCINE said...

what a very nice shot for today's WW. perfect entry ;-)

lareine said...

thanks francine for the visit :) i'm glad you find it good

Digital Flower Pictures said...

beautiful shot of some gorgeous countryside.

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday. I have trouble keeping it wordless myself sometimes.

lareine said...

thanks digital flowers for the visit... i just couldn't help not writing a few words about it:)

storyteller said...

Thanks for visiting Small Reflections and leaving the link so I could find your blog and this wonderful post! The photo is breath-taking and the information adds to my appreciation of the image. I left a response on my blog to your comment and hope you checked the little box to receive follow-up comments in email.
Hugs and blessings,

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Wow - what a view! It's amazingly beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment there.
/Katarina at Roses and stuff

nussaibah said...

My my! This is beautiful!

jennifer said...

GORGEOUS!! Jennifer

Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire! said...

Spectacular.

Mariposa said...

Stunningly beautiful! Welcome and Happy WW!

maya said...

Seeing this, reading this & most knowing the person who captured this.....
Beautiful is sublte statement.
There's more on this valley it
that Makes me Zen.

lareine said...

to storyteller: i really appreciate your comment:)... and i envy the weather in your place... it's cold and damp here

to katarina: i hope you'll have roses soon there...spring is just around the corner... i hope :)

to nussaibah: thanks for passing by... i hope you got a favorable response from the jury during your presentation:)

to jennifer: you must have a lot of courage to love the roller coaster... i don't think i would last 10 seconds there:)

to hayley: thanks for dropping by... i love your entry for WW... it's so dreamy :)

to mariposa: it's such a pleasure to see you entry for WW... it looks like some van gogh painting with its bright colors:)

lareine said...

my dear maya, i hope you're feeling better... how you describe my photo is how i see you as a person --- beautiful:)

zamejias said...

I'm glad you joined WW. It's my first time in your blog. It looks great and I love your photos.

VERB

Makimeji

tips and tricks said...

It's breathtaking. Happy WW.

Chris said...

Wow, beautiful! Welcome to WW and thanks for the visit.

lareine said...

to zamejias: thanks for taking the time to visit me...and i like the title of your blog: VERB - an action word :)

to tips and tricks: you know what? you're photo of calamansi makes me think of grilled fish, soy sauce and the warm tropical sun...

to chris: i like your book reviews... thanks for visiting.

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