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So it's now Tuesday, so I'm reliably told, and I arrived here in La Redorte at tea-time last Saturday. My blog got a little hazy recently, no doubt partly due to being in one of the finest wine growing regions of France, with views of ripening grapes in nearby fields from my 'camping ca'r (as the French rightly call it). Also because David and Alison are wonderful hosts and Alison loves preparing delicious food at all times of the ...
So a bit of a gap in the blog because having arrived at La Redorte I have been swept into a couple of days of amazing hospitability, meals, lots of wine and outings.
So how did it start? SATURDAY, August 30th
I left my previous campsite saying au revoir to Anne and Gascon, the owners and lovey hosts. I told Gladys (satnav) to get me to La Redorte by the quickest route and blow the expense, so was routed through ...
Morning visit to the vide Grenier in Saissac. Huge boot sale! But highly regulated. Vendors can only attend 4 per year, so it takes the commercial stalls out of the equation. Dubious quality, but the locals flock to it. In the afternoon we went to the final large event of the Castelnaudary cassoulet fête. This is a parade with floats decorated ...
... cheese platter of 3 perfectly lovely cheeses. This was washed down with a 1/2 litre of local red wine. All at a cost of 19.50 euros each, plus wine. It became clear as the restaurant started to fill, that this was a popular establishment, hence the higher price. The other other patrons seemed to be from canal boats. We commented to the friendly waiter that it was getting crowded. He said "naw, today we sleep. Yesterday was busy - ...
... which completely made my day since I drink at least 2 a day at home and have been going through withdrawal.
We were supposed to take a night train that night to Carcassonne, but when we arrived to leave at the train station they told us that the train conductors were on strike...so our train was cancelled for the night. Clearly luck was just not on my side today haha. Luckily they allowed us to sleep in one of the cabins on a stationary train, ...
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