The French Pyrenees

WWOOFING in the foothills of the Pyrenees. 

For those who don’t know, WWOOFING (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a great way to travel. This was our first experience of WWOOFING and we originally hoped to put our bodies and minds to good use after 10 days on the road and find out, more in depth, about a local area. We experienced all of this and much more.

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Our home for the week

We learnt about the benefits of a slower pace of life and the values of a wonderful French family. We re-thought how we eat our food, what we eat and when we eat.

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Stinging nettle pie
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The Foix cycle path

The pace of life in the sun filled valley, in the foothills of the French Pyrenees was idyllic. For 4 hours of work every morning we had big family meals with views across the fields to the mountains every day. We then had the afternoon to explore the local area by foot or bicycle. I even slightly (and I mean very very slightly) improved my school-girl French.

I think we may have been totally spoilt with our first WWOOFING experience. The most friendly, kind and gentle family we’ve had the pleasure of meeting, beautiful accommodation in a picturesque setting, a cycle path right on the door step, the gorgeous town of Foix 20 minutes away and all with enough interesting work to keep us occupied and learning.

There is so much more I could say about the week but let the photos do the talking. For now, I am cosy in the van, with a glass of wine, Portugal spread out before us and ready to read a good book.

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