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Friday 26 September
Drove to the village of Homps to visit the brocante (antique and vintage shop) where I selected some items and it was only as I came to pay did I realize that my purse was not in my bag. We returned to the canal boat but no one had handed in a purse. It must be at the house I thought. So home we went. But it wasn't there. We went to the restaurant ...
... I can only assume was ‘don’t be frightened, Madam" HA! Two minutes later I got a flat back tyre. No hope of riding so we pushed the bikes back home, tore upstairs for a drink and flew out the door so we could make the 2.30pm departure in Homps of the canal cruise. We made it, just.
The canal is an amazing feat of engineering, the man behind it ...
Headed south for a coastal drive around the outskirts of
Narbonne to Port-la-Nouvelle. A pretty
town with a lighthouse.
Stopped at Port-Vendres.
A harbor full of sailing boats and lots of restaurants where we found a restaurant serving moules and frites (mussels and fries).
In search of a lighthouse to view, we drove a very narrow scary
road around the cliff.
Tuesday 23 September
Today was Cathar castles day. First stop was at Lagrasse which is a pretty
village with lots of coloured shutters and narrow alleyways. While the others went to view the castle I
went to the Brocante where I found lots of great things. We then moved onto Villerouge-Termenes. The castle is fairly well intact and we
enjoyed lunch viewing the castle walls.
A long drive along ...
... carefully explaining that the cave floor has been left in its natural state: wet, very uneven and quite slippery in places. We 25 hardy souls briskly walked the 800 metres from the cave entrance to the Salon Noir, careful to avoid standing pools of water, hold well onto guard railings to prevent slipping, watch our heads as we crouched and squeezed through small spaces. The elevation of the cave floor ascended, so that we were steadily climbing in the damp ...