Day 14 - Narbonne to Marseillan Plage

Posted by: Rob on 20/06/2018

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Distance: 61.28 mi

If it ain't on Strava it didn't happen...

Elev. gain: 1213.25 ft

Total time: 8:59:41

Riding time: 6:17:23

Ave. temp: 80.60 °F

Ave. speed: 9.74 mph

Max speed: 25.72 mph

Ave. power: 0.06 hp

Energy ex.: 4828.60 Btu

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754.83 mi
Another roasting day!
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I'd decided I'd take it easy today. I'd just had two fairly long days, the sun was out and I felt like having a look around.

I left the campsite fairly early and made my way down to the sea proper. The "sea" near the campsite was more of some kind of inlet thing.

The first place I came to was Gruissan. I found a food selling establishment and bought a PAC, a C and an amazing apricot thing. I took it down to the sea front and ate it there. Very pleasant.

Next up I followed a brilliant cycle path all along the sea front at Narbonne Plage. I thought about just jumping in as it was pretty hot already, despite being early in the morning.

I followed some really quiet roads, a few rough tracks and finally a bit of canal before arriving in Agde. I got myself some baguette thing with just about everything you could think of putting in one in it. I also got more water as I'd almost run out. I'd got through nearly 3 litres by that point!

After smashing down my lunch, I set off again and things started to go a bit wrong. The road I wanted specifically stated there was no cycling, walking or indeed tractors on that stretch of road. There's always an alternative in these situations, but I just couldn't find it. Google maps in cycling mode insisted that was the way to go, but it wasn't.

Oh well, I got to see plenty of Cap d'Agde as I rode around in circles. I also got shouted at for taking a short cut across the entrance to the "Naturist Village". I decided not to stop there 😋

I had hoped to get up to Sète, but I'd wasted so much time faffing around the cap, I decided to find a campsite near where I was.

It's all mega sites round here, but the one I'm at is ok. They didn't charge the Earth and my pitch is 30 metres from the beach!

The first thing I did after getting my tent up was to go and jump in the sea. It was colder than I expected, but very refreshing.

There are plenty of food places nearby, so I shall go and stuff my face in a minute. Then an early night. I've been really tired all day - could just be the heat I suppose - not that I'm complaining!

Edit: I'm now at a restaurant. I'm sitting outside under this thing that sprays really fine water everywhere to cool things down. This is good as it's still nudging 30 degrees. I've ordered a pizza. Had plenty of salad and stuff last night 😋

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Town across the water (Gruissan)
Beach! (Narbonne Plage)
Little harbour
Looking north
Agde
Golf course
Beach!
Pizza!
Ice cream!

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  Rob on 21/06/2018

Hi Pete!
 

  Kirst on 20/06/2018

Pete says hi.