Marseillan Plage

Route to Marseillan Plage

Route to Marseillan Plage

We are at Marseillan Plage, a little further east along the med from Narbonne. We are staying at Camping La Plage (N 43.309738 deg. E 3.546116 deg ) E . This is, as its name implies, right on the beach and facing south east to give us some spectacular sunrises.

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise over the Med

Sunrise over the Med

It was very windy on the first day and there was a bit of surf so Keith and I jumped in for a swim; it was surprisingly warm once you were in.

In the surf

In the surf

On the Roof

On the Roof

It proved a bit too windy to watch Downton Abbey on the first night and I was sent up on to the roof to try to fettle the satellite dish.

Cycling to Sète

Cycling to Sète

Marseillan Plage marked by the 'A'

Marseillan Plage marked by the ‘A’

We cycled the 16 km or so to Sète on the first day, along a long smooth cycle track alongside the beach for most of its length. The track runs along the spit of land joining Marseillan Plage to Sète.

Aire on the road to Sète

Aire on the road to Sète

This aire looks like a good place to stop on a future visit. Right on the Beach, about halfway between Sète and Marseillan Plage.

Sète from the end of the Breakwater

Sète from the end of the Breakwater

Keith seems to be walking on water.

Cafe in Sète

Cafe in Sète

After 16 km we had to stop for a refuel at this beachside cafe.

Keith going that bit too far. As usual.

Keith going that bit too far. As usual.

We cycled out to the end of the Sète breakwater.

On yer Bike

On yer Bike

Vers Marseillan Village

Vers Marseillan Village

The next day we cycled to Marseillan village which is a few km inland from the campsite and marks the end of the Canal du Midi.

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

The boat is on the canal, as it runs in to the Lake.

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

This is the termination of the Canal du Midi, where it runs in to the Étang de Thau which is the lake just inland of Marseillan Plage.

Park at Marseillan Village

Park at Marseillan Village

We found this park close to the village for lunch…baguette sandwiches.

Quay at Marseillan Village

Quay at Marseillan Village

Quay at Marseillan Village

Quay at Marseillan Village

The Puncture

The Puncture

Keith got a puncture on the way back….this is us dangling the inner tube in the canal to find the leak. Jane is directing operations.

Penny

Penny

Penny was watching as well.

Jousting Boat

Jousting Boat

There is a local sport here which seems to consist of guys on long planks attached to boats trying to knock each other in to the water. A bit like punting on the Cam, after a few beers, just on bigger boats.

Trompe l'Oeil

Trompe l’Oeil

We cycled back via Agde and Le Grau d’Agde. This is a skilfully painted house in old Agde. Its not easy to work out which are the real windows….most are just painted on.

After a final refuelling stop at La Grau d’Agde we headed back to the site…rest day tomorrow then Aigues Mortes (that’s a place not a medical condition).

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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