Friday, 8 April 2011
Spring in Carcassonne
I've been most insistent of late that the two of us drag our bikes out of the cellar and get peddling. ( For visitors staying with us we offer a secure place too should you need to store your bikes or even your buggy.) The other evening we started off at La Pont Vieux and went along the river under the line of blossom trees to the next little footbridge which still had water lapping over it from the melting snow on the Pyrenees. A couple of people were fishing, small children threw bread to the ducks and a couple of groups of people were setting up picnics on the banks in the evening sun. We cycled through the wooded park area just below the ramparts of La Cité. We enjoyed a perfect and gentle romantic early evening.
There are birds galore to be spotted in these bosky areas. From the heron who sits on the banks of the river to grey wagtails hopping on the stones, the magic lapis flash of the kingfisher and the housemartins dipping and diving.
All can be found by simply taking a stroll from No.11.
Taken from my diary at Holiday.Carcassonne.Accommodation.
Why don't you pop over and visit me there too ?