On the afternoon of our arrival at Les Illes we decided to investigate the nearby area and found our way onto the river. It’s rocky bed runs down to a small dam which provides electricity for the small community around the camp site.
Being a dry day the rocks weren’t slippery which helped tremendously.
The descent was steady, nothing too steep although we had to pick our steps carefully and some climbing over fallen trees and broken branches was required.
The pond ended at the dam where the water was around ten feet deep. It was incredibly clean and clear but far too cold to swim in. At that altitude and with little in the way of farming or housing around this water would have been usable after distillation.
We enjoyed the adventure of a scramble down the waterfalls and rocks along the little river where only the sounds of water on stones, birds and a gentle breeze carried on the air.
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