My first day of walking proper. And who would have guessed that I’d need to leave the glorious sunshine of Scotland, and travel to the south of France to remember what clouds look like.
And rain. LOTS of rain!
The famous Round Lock at the start of the Canal du Midi towpath in Agde
The canal actually begins in Sète, but there is no proper towpath to follow, as the canal simply empties into the Étang de Thau between Sète and Agde.
It wasn’t actually raining when I set-off from Agde, but just before I reached Vias the heavens opened.
And as some of the towpath is just dry earth, when it gets even a little bit wet, it turns into an ice-rink for me. So I jumped on a bus for the last few miles!
Frederique & Laura Choquet. My wonderful supporters in Béziers.