Friday, 26 February 2016

La vigie / the watchtower

This watchtower in the hills above the village of Saumane is manned throughout the summer, when risks of bushfires are high. A friend of ours is part of the team of volunteers who take turns up there. In winter, this fantastic lookout is a joy for hikers. Oh huh, here's another keen photographer!

Cette tour de vigie dans les collines au-dessus de Saumane est utilisée l'été quand les risques d'incendie de forêt sont élevés. Un de nos amis fait partie des bénévoles qui se relayent là-haut. L'hiver, ce panorama fait le bonheur des randonneurs. Ho ho, voilà un autre photographe amateur !

11 comments:

William Kendall said...

An amazing lookout point- I can see its value for watching out for fires.

Michel Benoit said...

Grande lunette
Longue vue nette
L'amateur mateur
Est à mater matin.

Helen said...

Well worth the hike for this vast panorama. Camera or binoculars? 'Bird' watcher?

chri said...

Ce qu'on appelle: Prendre de la hauteur!

chri said...

PS Pourrais-tu donner la marche à suivre pour y arriver, là-haut?... Merci Nathalie...

JudithK said...

Ah, when I was young my dream was to spend the summer looking for fires from a watchtower, where one lived high above, in the American west. This one looks as if it is a day job, but good enough!

Bob Crowe said...

Certainly worth the trek. It's not Salzburg but the hills are alive with the sound of music starts playing in my head when I look at this.

Trying to get back to normal here.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Chri- c'est tout près des "trois luisants" : On est partis de Saumane et on est montés dans la collineavant de vers la ferme de Valescure pour revenir en boucle sur Saumane. Durée de la balade environ 3-4 heures.

chri said...

Merci Nathalie!!! Je vois bien!!!

indah nuria Savitri said...

what a great place indeed! I went to Avignon back in 2010 and loving it!

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Must be lovely watching from up there. The hike looks worthy of it.

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