The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : all my trips
|- 10 july
Part of a 6-days solo-hike from Puigcerda to Prats-de-Mollo along the borderline.
A roundtrip from Puigcerda, exploring - in a sort of semi-circle - bordermarkers 495-467
Weather: cloudy in the morning, later on more and more sunny.
Walking: ± 9 hours.
|My hotel in Puigcerda where I arrived yesterdag. It is cloudy this morning, hiding the mountains in the distance. |
I decide not to backpack into the mountains but to book a second night
in the hotel and undertake a daytrip around Puigcerda.
|Bm491, on the road to Palau-de-Cerdagne.
Sunday is perfect for this trip because it involved a lot of trespassing of meadows and fields.
It's is nice and quiet in the morning.
From this bm, I leave the road and go south to find bm492-495
|Bm495, so I missed|
|bm494, a bit back in the same meadow.|
Back to bm491
|Bm490, then a detour via Palau-de-Cerdagne to|
|A "hunting restricted" sign on the border, a bordermarker in his own right.|
|Bm482fr, a metal plate in the tarmac on the french side of the river Rahur.|
Along the Rahur there are double bordermarkers.
|The water level in the Rahur is low and I can wade through it. On the other side:|
|Bm481fr, another plate in the road.|
|Bm481es, I find this one after long and covertly searching in the garden of an empty villa.|
It's hidden under bush
|Bm481es in close-up|
|Bm480, both markers in the middle of the bridge|
|I continue on the Spanish bank of the river:|
|Bm477, both markers are on the parapets of this old bridge over the Rahur.|
|Bm477north, you can see the new bridge over the Rahur.|
These bordermarkers are the last of the double bm's along the Rahur.
|An overview of both bridges, to the right the old one.|
|This is the new bridge. Notice the smal bordermarkers on both sides.|
|This is one of them. There's no numbering.|
|Looking forward in the direction of the borderline. The borderline bends off the river.|
|Bm475, so I missed 476 but from this one I could find|
|Bm476, a bit back. |
Through thick bush I climb to
|Bm471 is a cross close to the entrance of a traintunnel, on a heap of stones in the middle of a field.|
|Bm469 (got frightened by two dogs who later returned to the farm)|
searched for a while for a bridge over the stream, down the road. And
there is one for pedestrians. However: no trace of bm466
|Bm467 to the left, at the right|
|this kind of bordermarker which doubles as a milestone. On this picure we face to France.|
|And here to Spain.|
|View from my hotelroom, to the mountains which are my destination for tomorrow.|