Monday, July 07, 2008

6th July – Carcassonne Non! Perpignon Oui!

Today we were due to pick up Kate Prendergast, who is joining us for our second week, in Carcassonne airport. We set off at 9.30 am but Kate’s plane was diverted due to bad weather to Perpignon – yes, the only city where it is easier to park a plane than a car. The weather was much worse than Sigean – the temperature dropped from 25C to 16C in a few kilometres. Three hours after we were due to pick up Kate we hooked up with her in Perpignon airport. As we were so close to Perpignon we decided to go into the city to see if it was possible to park in the city on a Sunday. Yes - the first car park had spaces and we had an easy lunch in a place called “Café Vienne” which was very close to Café Roma. I tried an Abbey Road type photo of the girls.

We took the coast road home via Leucate and stopped off in Port-la-Nouvelle for some supplies. For dinner we raided the fridge and had a pleasant meal around the dinner table. Later we played Gaelic football in the garden. As I write this the girls are watching “Beaches” with Bette Midler.

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