It was time to move on. We’d been in the Juras for over a fortnight and felt we needed to explore another area as well. The doggies suggested the Vosges – rounded, forested mountains to the north of the Juras, near the German border. With the journey northwards came a return to the higher daytime temperatures, but luckily it still cooled down overnight.
Another great walking area, there were hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore.
Routes through trees
and routes on the tops.
Routes through scenic villages
and routes past deserted refuges, just perfect for a lunch break.
Some days were cool and wet
and some days were really hot.
Several of the routes visited ancient ruins
and some passed by Fermes Auberges, where a nice cool drink could be had.
We found a couple of lovely, peaceful campsites
and the doggies were very happy.
But something I’d really like to know the answer to is, why is one dog always clean when we get back to the van, whereas the other one is always filthy?