The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : all my trips
|- 27 september
Part of a three day-trips from Puigcerda, a hotel serving as base-camp.
Day 2: a Llivia-roundtrip from Puigcerda from 8am to 7pm doing ± 30 km.
a nice sunny day in a quiet rural landscape with all those
a-symmetrical arranged fields, I liked it. Also quite empty of
farmers & cattle and it's silent.
Some markers were easily found, others with difficulty, especially the double 34-markers.
Disappointing was that I couldn't find bm30 and complete the range 45-22.
Walking: 11 hours.
|The old bridge over the Rahur with both markers 477|
||Unnumbered bordermarkers on the new bridge
|The 0ne at the south-side|
|now from some distance with the old bridge in the background.|
|This is the second crossing of the neutral connection-road (N154) between Puigcerda and Llivia with a French road.|
The bilateral conflict on who has the rigth of way was here solved by a round-a-bout.
||Bm45, in the bush
|Bm40, is a cross. The IGN-map refers to a stone (BNE = borne).|
|Bm39, harder to find. Using the compass from bm40, I succeeded.|
Via Cereja I walk to bm36 but first I look for
|bm38, finding it with help of my compass.|
|Bm37, easy to find.|
Back and via
|Bm36, straight to |
Then via a small stretch along the road to the place of bordermarkers 34. No trace but the spot itself seems obvious.
I go on and find
|The markers 33.|
This is the one on the Llivia-side
|And this the bm35 on the French side.|
From here I walk back through the dry bed of the stream and start searching again for the 34-bordermarkers.
|Finally I find under bush and a woodpile bm34-french.|
And so I can localize on the other side of the bed
|Then I return and find the markers 32. You can see both on this picture. The one in the foreground is bm34-llivia.|
|And this is bm34-french|
|The 31-markers are easily found. |
This is bm31-llivia, a brand new one as you can see.
|Bm31-french in the foreground.|
I keep following the dry bed to the north and some streaming water appears.
it's a long, long but fruitless search for bm30. The map says
that it's a cross but I have an old picture of a borderstone.
I go on to
|bm28 and find then|
|Bm29 which looks improvised, not very official.|
my compass I try once again to find bm30 but in vain. But it has to be
on the spot where the borderline leaves the stream. And I can't match
the surrounding of that old picture with this spot.
|Back to Puigcerda via Llivia-town and Onzès. It's a long walk back from the north of llivia to Puigcerda: ± 2¾ uur, passing|