This summer I hiked another section of the French Grand Randonee Cinq–the GR5 hiking trail that links the North Sea with the Mediterranean. Our little group (my mom, sister, and two dear friends) trekked 100 miles over mountain tops and through medieval villages to arrive, finally, at the Med. It was extremely physically challenging for us and also extremely beautiful–so very full of the best kind of quiet and light and wonder. I did some watercolor sketches in my journal along the way and hope to work from photos in the studio to capture some of these memories in oils. Here are some shots of the trek and some of my sketches. Enjoy!