This afternoon I went for my first jog from Quillan. In the banner picture for this site (top of page), you can see the hills to the south, with limestone bluffs near the top. Those hills are enticing. I headed up a road in that direction for half an hour. It was wonderful! Warm sunshine, forest both sides of the road, no vehicles at all.
The adjacent photo is where I turned back – you can see that I was a long way short of the bluffs and the ridge above them. I’m not good at judging how big a hill is and how long it might take to reach the top. So the ridge will be another day – perhaps once the boys have started school next week. I’ll need more time, and I’ll need to carry water.
The tourist office has given us a lot of informative pamphlets, including descriptions of many walking tracks near Quillan. Browsing the pamphlets tonight, I see that there are loop tracks to reach that ridge to the south.