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... 2am. Made us wish we had taken up the offer of a local swimmer who said we could camp on her front lawn, but the grass was knee high so perhaps wasn't the best.
Wandered up the mountain to just before the 2nd corner (there are 21!) where we found a spot next to a family from W.A. who had set up a little Aussie embassy. No shortage of Aussies on this stage, the town and the mountain were overrun by them, even more than the Norwegians who seemed to be everywhere else. By ...
... of the 17th Century.
On the return trip to Capestang we have enjoyed a slower pace making our way back stopping at many little villages and sampling the local atmosphere and of course a few glasses of Minervois and Corbieres.
We stopped at Pechlaurier and walked up to a viewpoint to see the layout of the canal below.
The history of the canal is fascinating; and the construction by Pierre Riquet in 1666 - 1680 ...
Entering France it was snowing, quite thick, cars and roads were covered. Half way to Paris the snow just stopped and it was all green again!
Paris was a bit colder than London. The first day we decided to go to the Catacombs. The catacombs are a matrix of tunnels and cavities under Paris excavated in the limestone to provide construction materials as the city was being built. There were so many tunnels, and the buildings were getting ...
... imagined that one could do with a pumpkin! From kitchen utensils to wind instruments.
The local breed of gourd is sucrine de berry. A delicious flesh that is great roasted giving a chewy crispy outer and a soft centre. Ideal for the basis of lasagne. Also used with flour for moist tasty breads; we're not sure how but the loaf Laura bought was gorgeous. We bought a small sucrine de berry and the seeds have been saved as a reminder of the pumpkin fete.
... pool that afternoon was an activity that really felt like a totally chilled out restful holiday. In the evening we joined them in their everyday walking George and Molly (their beautiful dogs) through the fields of fruit trees- peach, nectarine, (all stone fruit now finished unfortunately) apple and almond. A delicious Lucy home cooked meal, wine and more talk into the night.