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Much cooler day today, top of 22. Moirpoix for breakfast & Stop for more pastries. Back to house for movie/nap. Followed by champagne & family game of ping pong. Girls & Steve went for swim, I had a shower & cooked dinner (salad & chicken). Then Nanny McPhee movie & ...
Today was hot..35.5 We first went to the Cathar fortress of Montsegur. The fortress fell after a siege that lasted from the summer of 1243 to March 1244. (See photo for more info). Then Foix for lunch at a pub. Followed by 8min out of Foix to Europe's longest navigational underground river, Labouiche. It was 13deg in the tunnel but on this hot day, it was perfect. Home by 5:30 for swim & nuggets for dinner while watching the Bee ...
So the carnival is over and we pack up and spend a night at Fanjeaux before journeying to the Weedons at Villemagne. A week of R&R with friends. A week spent visiting some new places and revisiting old ones - Castelnaudary, Carcassonne, Mazeres and Revel. Lunch in out of the way village bars and coffee in market squares. And of course the St Papoul ...
... it was so funny!!! We slept with the window open and had a makeshift clothesline for all our hand washed biking gear. Breakfast was a great buffet of the usual french stuff.
The Canal du Midi is beautiful and it twists and turns, much more interesting with beautiful big trees with lots of shade, its seems narrower too than the Garonne. This canal was designed by engineer Pierre-Paul Riquet 1609-1680 and this was motivated by the trade of wheat. At the ...
... before tapering back to its normal width. From the air I imagine it would resemble a boa constrictor that had just swallowed a mongoose. The basin is the largest open area of water in the canal.
Walked for about an hour along the tree-lined bank admiring the view and exchanging "Bonjours" with passing cyclists, then headed back into town. I'd planned to stop somewhere along the way and have a picnic lunch but ended up returning to the hotel, grabbing a Diablo ...