tom overlooks lac de montbel

Tom overlooking Lac de Montbel (a reservoir created in the 1980s) from the surrounding and sun-scorched flood plains, where exposed tree stumps are a common feature. In some places the mud was still sticky, forming a type of clay known as marl, which had relieved several people of a shoe.

Lac de Montbel is 5 minutes from the village of Chalabre in south-west France.

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2 Comments

  1. Love this photo. I just hiked up to Lac de Miguelou and was struck by how awesomely barren the landscape was. Montbel seems equally arid and but with a very different flavor and feeling. You captured it well!

    1. Thanks. I would love to return to observe how different the place looks when the surrounding plains are flooded; I’m guessing it’s like visiting a totally different place.

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