Another lovely day in the south of France, it's great waking up to blue skies & sunshine - even though the mayor made his announcements over the Mairie tannoy just after 9am again. At least the village school was closed today - perhaps they open on Saturday mornings instead!
We've had a great drive around Montagne Noire & through the Gorges de la Clamoux...
This area is so dry, which is nice for us - after living for over 7 years in one of the dampest counties in the UK!
In northern France, a lot of the rivers were in spate & fields water-logged, but here - this river bed looks like it dried up a long time ago.
Stunning views from up high.
Approaching one of the mountain villages, Rieussec.
Closer look at Rieussec & another dry river bed.
I think this is Citou, with their village Christmas Tree on the left & their one Christmas Light above the road!
At last a small river & water fall!
More lovely views - stretching as far as the Pyrenees.
Approaching the quirky settlement of Lespinassiere...
Where there are heads in dustbins...
...& letterboxes for stomachs!
January is definitely a perfect time to be here, just no one around.
A Fountain Lavoir - communal laundry washing area, which has a constant stream of fresh water.
Wind turbines in the distance!
Farmers fields around Cabrespine.
"It's 106 miles to Perpignan. We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's (nearly) dark, we're not wearing sunglasses, but we do have dog biscuits - Hit it"
Tomorrow's a special day for a special person & we're going on a special day out...
Bye for now,
Kay, Sime & Hugo xxx