Even though my tendon was quite sore, I still went up my usual running route (not very wise).
It also wouldn’t be a proper Christmas/New Year holiday in Marseille if we didn’t go to the figurine mountain. This year people have outdone themselves! Not sure all the representations are really traditional but A+ for creativity.
Those aren’t the best mushrooms out there but they’re edible… and it’s not like we get that many of them in the south to be really picky.
It honestly feels like it’s been six months since I was last in the calanques. November was a crazy month.
I post processed the photo and scheduled this post on the 2nd of December and I must admit that I have yet to make this year’s photobook for Christmas. Argh!
I uploaded everything from Jan-Mar 2018 to the 365 Day Project 2018 and I have a feeling that it’s going to be my most boring year so far – very few travels, just hanging around… and I’m actually looking forward to it!
One day I’ll be back there for longer than a holiday and I’ll be able to hike every weekend!
The Olympics are soon, aren’t they? I wonder if they’ll show on local tv… probably for hockey and cross-country skiing.
Humans are the best. There is a hill, a good 30-45 minute walk from the closest hiking starting point, where people seemingly spontaneously have started bringing their “figurines” from the galettes des rois. Many are assembled into hodge-podge nativity scenes, sometimes with some strange stand-ins (I think last year I posted a photo of a Hello Kitty figurine standing next to one of the kings). With the wind, sea breeze, etc. it’s clear that the figurines keep on falling off, even with good glue, but every single year people come back to bring new ones. It’s incredible – heck, there are now off-shoot hills have their own little scenes.