Monday, July 22, 2013

Summertime - hiking in the calanques

What is a "calanque"?   A steep-walled inlet, cove, or bay that is developed in limestonedolomite, or other carbonate strata and found along the Mediterranean coastapparently.  Or, it's simply a natural park full of wonder that sits in and around Marseille, our happy home in the south of France.
When summer hits (assuming it hasn't been so dry as to close the calanques), we hit the trail in search of natural beauty, adventure, and fun time with family and friends.  This summer we've made every effort to get an early start, visiting everything from the peak of Marseilleveyre to the fun calanque de Morgiou to the crystal clear teal blue oasis of En Veau.
A perfect way to spend a day with friends.
Start young, love the trails forever!

Calanque d'En Veau - love this place!

Cliff jumping from 7m

With water that inviting, one can't help but jump in!

Hitting the trail as a family.

You can hike to the inlets or come by boat.

Calanque de Morgiou


Anonymous said...

I'm in. Is it a good snorkeling spot?


Michael & Joe Joe said...

If you like to watch lots of fish swim around through clear blue water, then yes.

Carmen said...

Well, I guess we can't say "If your Daddy goes and jumps off a cliff would you ??

Thanks DAD,
Grandmama Carmen

Michael & Joe Joe said...

Well I can take him out soon and see, and then you could use that question as a lie-detector, since the hypothetical would have thus been answered.

You're welcome :).