Just a short hop to La Redorte

It was only one lock and 6 km along the Canal from Homps to La Redorte. We arrived at lunchtime after getting away from a Homps’ wine tasting at 10 am in the morning. Just can’t drag Homealone and Rosemary Watt away from the Chardonnay.

The Admiral

The Admiral

 

A Canal aqueduct  over a small ravine. This has carried boats over the ravine since the 1760s

A Canal aqueduct over a small ravine. This has carried boats over the ravine since the 1760s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Redorte is another pretty little village with a cafe and restaurant right beside the Canal. We made this our base for the rest of the day, having a couple of  french style Pizzas for lunch and then merging into dinner. Again another great sunset to see down a crepe. The moon is now getting pretty well full and it casts its pale reflections down on us illuminating the canal in the early night-light.

 

Another crepe, strawberry and banana ice creams.

Another crepe, strawberry and banana ice creams.

 

What a great place to look at!

What a great place to look at!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We took the opportunity here to find the laundromat and set it going. The Watts stayed at the cafe to keep our seats warm. We took our directions from the charming waitress who spoke a little English and combined with our little French these directions were quite clear to all. She was good at giving hand signals so that we did not get lost. She looked particularly good giving a signal to turn ‘a droite’, right.

The great right hand turn signal

The great right hand turn signal

 

La Redorte waterfront

La Redorte waterfront

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Redorte is more or less the halfway mark for us on the Canal and we are now heading towards the larger town of Trebes, followed by the old city of Carcassone. We are planning a two night stop at Trebes and three at Carcassone, to enable us to catch the market day there. We have been missing these along the way so far and are keen to wander around seeing all the local produce, meats and of course cheeses!

 

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on June 1, 2015, in Europe 2015. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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