A Hike to Chateau Montferrand

I’ve just realized that it’s been almost 3 months since my last blog post.  Wow!  Where does the time go?  It’s almost been 6 months since we first arrived in Montpellier, and things are moving so fast.  So fast, in fact, that the last 3 months are quite a blur.  But it’s been a great blur.

Last Sunday, after the meeting, we took a hike in the area around Montpellier.  There were about 30 of us on the hike in all, ranging in age from 4 years old to over 60 years old!  It was only about an hour to the top, but it was a bit grueling primarily due to the unrelenting sun and the rocky terrain.  However, the views at the top were well worth the effort.  Only in Europe do you get to hike to the top of a mountain and find castle ruins on top…

Beginning the hike up to Chateau Montferrand

Beginning the hike up to Chateau Montferrand

Jean-Marc & Ben

Jean-Marc & Ben

Sono and John - Are we there yet?

Sono and John – Are we there yet?

Looking out from Chateau Montferrand

Looking out from Chateau Montferrand

Taking a brief "repose" before going further up to the top

Taking a brief “repose” before going further up to the top

Chateau Montferrand ruins

Chateau Montferrand ruins

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Eric, Hadassah & Layla at the top

Eric, Hadassah & Layla at the top

From the top:  Pic Saint Loup (the largest mountain in the distance) with the castle remains in the foreground

From the top: Pic Saint Loup (the largest mountain in the distance) with the castle remains in the foreground

Jean-Marc gets precariously close to the edge

Jean-Marc gets precariously close to the edge

Pano from the Top

Pano from the Top

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It was a beautiful day with beautiful views!  The area is also known for producing some nice wines.  I hope to explore that soon…

 

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