Day 15 Narbonne to Frontignan

Posted by: Rob on 16/06/2013

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57.70 mi

935.84 mi

Day 15
Sun Icon  Sunny and hot

I got up early as I wanted to fix my broken tent pole before I set off. Which I did. I then picked up my usual croissant and PAC but I had also ordered a baguette. I ended up eating most of that too before I left!

I rolled off into Narbonne to head towards Bezier. It was fairly easy to navigate through and I was soon on the open road.

Today the wind had reversed! Right in my face! I wish the wind would have a bit of consistency - it's all over the place! Actually, scratch that - I hope it continues to change its mind and reverse again tomorrow!

It was also very hot right from the moment I got out of my tent at 06:30. By mid morning, it was roasting.

As I got to Bezier, I had a look at the canal, as I kept crossing it and the path did look a bit better, but I stuck to the road mostly. A Belgian guy came up to me at the campsite asking if I had any spare spoke nipples (which I don't) as he'd trashed his rear wheel on the canal path.

Anyway, I carried on back towards the coast. I had just finished a very long, straight section of road (which had the worlds smoothest tarmac btw!) and I was just coming into a village, when I could feel my rear tyre going down.

So I pulled into a nice shady area and changed the tube. In possibly world record time too!

The culprit was a sharp piece of wire. Not a lot you can do about that.

I decided to get something to eat at that point as there was a shop. I had a quiche lorraine and....... an eclair chocolat :-)

The next stretch of the ride was along a really good cycle path with the sea on one side and a lagoon on the other. It was really hard work with the headwind, but it was a nice route.

Once I got to Setes I had to make sure I came out the right side to pick up the road to the campsite I had chosen, which is on a slither of land as you'll see on the map.

Site is nice and very close to the beach. As usual, I am currently having my dinner and trying to decide what to have for dessert....

Gallery

Leaving in morning
Narbonne
Beziers
CdM
Puncture!
CdM
Somewhere
Beach!
Cycle path
Setes
Behind my tent!
Salade de Poulet
Pizza!
Ice cream!

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  Aidan on 18/06/2013

Hotter=more PACS
 

  Rob on 17/06/2013

I knew where it was, I just couldn't remember how to spell Agde :-)
 

  pcolbeck on 16/06/2013

Bob the picture that says "somewhere" is of the riverside in Agde. You can tell by the famous black stone cathedral.
 

  Rob on 16/06/2013

Yeah, that's some sort of river. There are lots of bits of water round here. I've just been for a paddle in the sea. Finally cooled down now. 30+ and sun tomorrow!
 

  Mum on 16/06/2013

Weather looks fantastic - wish we had some of that here! Setes looks nice - is it on the coast? Looks like a river or canal?
 

  Rob on 16/06/2013

Yeah! It wasn't very big...
 

  Kirst on 16/06/2013

An ENTIRE quiche lorraine?