Friday, September 12, 2008

Day 7: Holiday in France

We were up at around 8 and had brekky about 9 (as normal!).

It's much colder today and windier. Initially the temperature was 16°C - brrrr!

We went exploring in the car again. Initially we headed for 'Trèbe' - another 'one-horse-town' (where the horse was away on holiday!). What we did notice was, that it's a stop-over for narrow-boats.

So, back in the car again heading for 'Minerve'- a steep drive there with a stunning view - but that was about it. We couldn't find anywhere for coffee, so after a quick look round, we headed back to the car.

Then onto Lézignan Corbières - but that looked a bit boring, so we stayed in the car and drove onto 'Lagrasse' for lunch at a small restaurant. Ann had pasta and rosé wine, I had a croque-monsieur and a beer. We then looked round the wonderfully preserved Abbey - 'Abbaye Sainte Marie Orbieu'.

Ann drove back on a long-and-twisty road and it seemed to take forever, but at least it was dry and we only met two vehicles coming the other way! We got in about 3.15, synched diaries for the rest of the year, got packed and prepared for our last 'blow-out' meal in the restaurant! :)

Last day tomorrow - we fly at 4.15 pm.