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Travel Blogs from Castres
So............our mates have returned to Blighty to resume normal life. Ferry back for us in a week or so, we are wending our way north - soaking up good things. France is full of good things.......a superb country - oft over-looked by English folk. It's different here away from the high mountains......but stunningly beautiful........and hilly if you ride a bike!
And my old family friend Aunty Barbara delivers 2nd to none hospitality!!
... Mum. After this, we walked around the castle walls and we were going to go up even higher but it cost 8€ each so we didn't bother. We then went back to the campsite to get ready to go out on a bike ride. It was a big cycle path which went around the castle, over the river and into the town before coming back again. During the bike ride, we got bread for dinner, ice creams and smoothies. By the time we got back. it was really hot and I was ...
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!
... old city.
After the visit, we went for a cool and refreshing boat trip on the Canal du Midi for 2 hours, which took us out to the tree lined avenues and pass 2 canal locks.
We returned to our chateau hotel for a pleasant dinner in the gardens.
... us forget the pain! The quietness of the 'Granny Smith green' forest, along with the
soft-under-foot fallen leaves, the trilling creek and the sublime bark of the
elm trees begged for silence for a couple of hours. Just glorious!
Murat-sur-Vebre, Revel, Angles and onto Castres we
hiked. The countryside and conversation
were wonderful. However, Lyn’s sinus had