Yesterday’s walk

We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday here in south west France and we therefore decided to drive to the coast with our visitors and go for one of our favorite walk through the Plateau de Leucate.

We also decided to have a picnic and went to the place where we bought sandwiches previously but it was no longer the season. They offered to prepare a chicken & potatoes instead and pack it for us with wooden forks and knives. It only took a few minutes for them to get that ready.

So we immediately set off on foot following the yellow signs which would take us where we wanted.

At some point we turned left and it pointed us further away from the original expected destination. But not to worry, we could smell and feel the sea breeze and therefore knew we were heading in the right direction.

And indeed we reached the desired area and and usual, what a fantastic view of the sea and La Franqui beach.

We found our picnic spot and enjoyed the food and the excellent view.

Someone, who will remain nameless, expressed the desire to go for a swim… So when we were back on Leucate Village we drove to Port Leucate to one of the many beaches in the area. The place was deserted, I am tempted to say “as usual”. The swim consisted of a quick dip just ove the knees. The sea was a bit rough apparently.

We settled for a well earned drink at the port itself before driving home via the “Route des Vins” through the Corbière area.

All in all an excellent day which included a 10 km walk, the second one in so many days. The evening quite merry and I had to buy a new bottle of scotch whisky which I am sure will be tasted later this evening.

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