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Today we woke up quite early as we heard that the Castle gets really busy around midday. So, we got to the castle around 9am, it was lovely and quiet. When inside, we walked around and got chocolate crepes for breakfast by the Roman-Catholic cathedral. We then headed towards the Haunted House that Max had seen the night before but didn't go in. So, Max and Dad went in that while I went and bought the jumper I had seen the last night and then got some ...
- Parked alongside, but got a real problem with a trip boat, there are three that go past here where I am parked, two are fine and considerate.
- The third the ***** from hell roughs my boat up.
- Not now a problem until the morning and if I'm not able to sort it I will have to move on, sad really as I've looked forward to this visit.
- Oh well que sera sera.
- Have other problems tonight ...
We were recommended to visit an African safari nearby - a drive in and walk thru safari where animals from bears to lions roam freely.
It was an hour's drive and it was an interesting park. The weather was very hot to make it authentic!
We spent the whole afternoon there and drove around twice, the second time the animals were out and waiting to be fed!
We are here for a couple of days and we visited the old city of Carcssonne, famous for its "double walled" fortification - where a city was protected inside them.
It was a hot and sunny day, we walked across from the new city half an hour by foot, and had lunch inside the walls ...
... key word. Stinging Nettles more like. I would probably have been in significantly less pain if I hadn't listened to the internet and applied Aloe, which just made my leg swell up and burn. The remainder of the day was a write off, but that's alright, Chris had a good solo experience running for groceries with no french vocabulary in his back pocket.
Thursday was especially rainy. We had a drawn out breakfast and went out for a walk. I was interested ...