We had about 12 days at Homps on the canal, even tho we should really only have been there 48hrs. Hey Ho, so long as you don’t abuse the facilities there and leave everything ok then they turn a blind eye. We certainly weren’t the only ones staying for a while.
We made good use of the bikes cycling around the area and exploring the local villages and canal. Our planning of our rides was fun,often ending up with us going through straw on mountain bike paths! We managed to get in a couple of vide greniers last Saturday, then decide to move on to Narbonne and stay on the pay aire there for 3 nights to get the weekend vide greniers in easy distance for us. The aire is only a quick 5 minute cycle using the cycle track into the city centre, which is very pretty and has a great market. We explored both up and down the canal, finding some great cycle paths, and some not so great…. tree roots, huge boulders…. not to mention almost wiping Bruce off his bike as a branch that almost hit me whipped back and almost got him instead!
Monday was our last full day in France, and the weather turned on us again, with wind whipping up to about 35km per hour, and we also got caught in a rain shower on the bikes which seemed to come from nowhere. We ended it in the middle of Narbonne, taking in the last of our picnic coffee in the main square people watching!
Tuesday has seen us come back into Spain, stopping just outside of Calafell right on the beach, before we head home tomorrow. Where next you ask? Well on Saturday we head off to Lake Caspe with Jim and Deb for our annual fishing trip. The boys are going big fish fishing…. watch this space!!