Ferry wake

After several years of enforced absence we have returned to the mainland of Europe! I have now added some more photos here.

We travel slowly in Europe. I love small towns with their lovely local hotels, with their wonderful local food.

Hotel in Poix de Picardie
Hotel Le Cardinal, Poix-de-Picardie
Hotel in Dol de Bretagne
Hotel de Bretagne in Dol

I can’t resist getting into the water if possible. The weather wasn’t wonderful, but the sea in the Bay of Biscay was lovely.

Bay of Biscay beach at Plage des Conches

Our aim was Carcassone where we were in a gite for a couple of weeks, having friends to visit. Nearby is the Canal du Midi.

Canal lock
At a lock on the Canal du Midi, west of Carcassonne
Bages, south of Narbonne

The sea temperature in the Mediterranean is rather more than I am used to – it was about 24C at Leucate Plage. Lovely!

In the sea at Leucate Plage
View from Saissac

The light, and availability of time, almost always has me daubing in the south of France.

Our gite in Carcassonne
Tree flowers
Chestnut flowers
Swimming again at Leucate Plage
Asterix and Obelix at a service station
Hotel tarrace
Hotel in Bèze
Hotel interior
Hotel interior, Pont-à-Mousson

Our favourite place to stay the night before we get the ferry home is Noordwijk.

In the sea again at Noordwijk