Posts in Category: Animals

Equestria Tarbes

Equestria is a horse event held in Tarbes each year, this was the 20th anniversary, with the admission charge being only 3€ it was a good way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Attention seeking

Attention seeking

Stunt riders, one with 4 legs the other on two wheels

Stunt riders, one with 4 legs the other on two wheels

Rider gets the girl

Rider gets the girl

On two legs

On two legs

Three young ladies doing stunts

Three young ladies doing stunts

On your bike

On your bike

Getting fitted for new boots

Getting fitted for new boots

 

Marmot watching

Yesterday we (Mr & Mrs PMT) had our first ride out of the year, under clear blue skies and temperatures in the low to mid 20’s, seemed like a good idea.

Pyrenees Motorcycle Tours first day out of 2014

Pyrenees Motorcycle Tours first day out of 2014

We decided on a couple of locations that we had only ridden to once before, Hautacam and Luz Adriden, both ski stations and with the ski season over in these two places not many people about.  This year Hautacam is the finish of stage 18 of Le Tour de France on 24th July, we passed a few cyclists on our way up the relentless climb, pleased we had an engine with our two wheels!

Hautacam the finish of Le Tour de France stage 18, 2014

Hautacam the finish of Le Tour de France stage 18, 2014

Then it was on to Luz Ardiden (finishing stage in 2011 Tour de France) as we wanted to get some photos of the road and valley.  On our way down we spotted a family of marmots so had to stop and take some photos of them, we often see them in the mountains but just get a quick glimpse before they run away, today they just carried on with their business.

Two marmots playing

Two marmots playing

On look out

On look out

The marmots look very cuddly, just have a look at their claws though!

The marmots look very cuddly, just have a look at their claws though!

After more than half an hour watching the marmots it was up to Bareges to see how far we could get before reaching the snow and just after the ski station the road was blocked, incidentally they were still skiing, we even saw a hand glider fly over who was wearing skies.

Road ahead blocked with snow just above the ski station at Bareges

Road ahead blocked with snow just above the ski station at Bareges

Work continues to restore the village of Bareges after the terrible floods of June 2013.

Work continues to restore the village of Bareges after the terrible floods of June 2013.