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... is everyone seems jolly. At the end of the town is a ruined castle that was built in the 9th century for protection and in the 13th century the town was granted half revenue from traders as a toll for passage through to the Med. As with all things that slowly become unimportant, the castle has slowly fallen into decline and stone has been robbed by locals to build their own houses. It has however been granted protection as a world heritage ...
... Phil got back with Tess, the monster motor home behind us opened its back hatch to put their car away! This wasn't a motor home it was as big as a big coach with a garage. It had a winch inside to pull the car up the ramps and within mins they were off. It was only a short drive to Gruissan where the aire is huge, it can take up to 80 vans, although not that many this time of year. We are parked up about 100ft from the sea but its ...
... instruct on the directions to the nearest petrol station. lots of one way streets and round abouts later, we find what we need. This exercise has taken 30 mnutes, so we are running short of time.
To get from the train station to the centre of Avignon is another train, and it only runs once per hour, so we loose another 40 minutes there.
Anyway, long and short of it all, Bruce sits in a cafe while I run off to find the market, which turned out to be more of a ...
... but the flies are a bugger.
Most of the locks today were doubles or trebles, so weve dropped down lots today.
It really is the busiest day on the canal there seem to be 4 different companies opperating in this area, I am sat opposite a charter base with about 30 boats parked today, the canal and local towns and villages seem to need the income these companies generate locally.
Anyway enough prattling got to clean the boat and then myself, will write more later.
... store is in the form of a large barge permanently moored on the side of the canal and was not very large but we managed to pick a couple of things out to help the local economy. For lunch Loobie had squid and risotto cooked in squid ink, Leslie and Caz had a large salad with goats cheese and i had a boot leather sirloin steak which a local dog had a good share of. (Mangy looking thing) ...