Category: Rambles

Canal du Midi – Cruzy to Argeliers

Canal du Midi – Cruzy to Argeliers

The Canal du Midi is a walker’s paradise, with hundreds of kilometres of flat towpaths, shaded by avenues of centuries-old plane trees, running through wheat fields and vineyards and passing through lovely mediaeval villages dotted with restaurants, ancient churches, and mansion houses. Like this?

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Vernazza

Cinque Terre In One Day

Full of confidence, the Solo Lady Traveller set out to walk the Cinque Terre in one day (well, parts of it), as a sort of sampler to see if I would want to do a 9-day trek next year. After all, I had been regularly doing walks of 7km to 14 km in length, so a few hours in the […]

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The Glorious Roads of the Herault

The Glorious Roads of the Herault

I am going to write a paean to the glorious roads of the Herault, my little corner of the Languedoc. The Solo Lady Traveller has been taking short excursions up unknown roads, and is endlessly enchanted by the roads themselves, as much as the villages, gardens, orchards, rivers and surprises which they unwind. Like this?

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Wildflowers near Herepian

Wildflowers of Southern France

The Solo Lady Traveller did a lot of walks in the Herault in May, just when the spring wildflowers of southern France were blooming in promiscuous abandonment on every roadside, hedgerow, and wheat-field, on the stone walls of ancient stone crofts, on disused railway tracks and river banks. I think I became quite boring on the subject of poppies. And […]

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Loonies for Lunch in Laurens

Loonies for Lunch in Laurens

“How pleasant it is to stand in the marketplace, taking note of one’s neighbours’ behaviour”. (I had not actually read Juvenal’s Satires. I pinched this quote out of another book. But having been alerted to them the Solo Lady Traveller is now doing so, and thoroughly enjoying that very modern mind). Can you take 2 epistles in a week? I […]

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