The Carrascal de Parcent dominates the
The forecast was correct that it would be cloudy skies. This was good for walking, as it was also cool and comfortable. But it was not the best conditions for photographs.
In the distance the clouds became much thicker, and at times we had difficulty seeing Montgo. The clouds moved around, but seemed to remain along the coast.
There are particularly good views of Parcent, and our house, from the ledge. We have often tried to recognize this spot from the house, but always failed. A pity, for if we could identify this ledge we would be better able to follow the climb. From our naya it is not possible to see any sign of the path, and we are not even sure of the exact spot where we reached the top.
We had planned to have a 15 minute stop here, to admire the views and have a well earned rest. But the ledge is very exposed, and the winds quite cold.
We did have a short break, but had to wrap up well against the wind. And after about five minutes we were all ready to continue the climb
We felt that the walk was almost over when we reached the col de rates, which is one of our regular walks. But in fact it would take another hour and a half to get back to the cars. The whole walk would take six and a half hours. This final photo was taken just after we left the col de rates looking back at the ridge we had crossed.