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August at the seaside

Posted by celiahukins on 12/09/2011

The obligatory August trip to the seaside, to the Plage des Aresquiers near Frontigngan, which has become one of our favourites. You walk from the car park along the beach until you’ve had enough and there is a clear patch of sand (maybe after 40 minutes); then you sit and eat your quiches from the bakers and watch the windsurfers in the distance.


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February seaside walk

Posted by celiahukins on 02/03/2010

Thought I ‘d posted this. It relates to 20 February,
Days of snow give way to days of rain, and just when you think that this depressing weather is going to last for ever, out comes the sun. On the Méteo France weather map it looked like it was going to be sunnier by the coast, so we set off for Palavas les Flots. We abandoned the idea of the walk we’d originally planned as we realised it would be much too wet, so we set off from Palavas and walked along the sea shore, with sightings of the flamingoes on the lagoon, until we decided it was time to stop for our picnic. The breeze was quite chilly but it was warm in the sun.

We had previously walked along this strip of coast from Frontignan at the Southern end, but there is probably a bit in the middle that we haven’t been to yet.

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A walk at the seaside

Posted by celiahukins on 08/09/2009


When we went to this beach it was August and still hot We drove past Frontignan towards the Plage des Aresquiers (I’m still not exactly sure where that is) and walked along the spit between the lagoon and the sea for about 45 minutes. We could have carried on for another 45 minutes and reached Villeneuve les Maguelone, but we needed to get back to the car.
We had the beach almost to ourselves. We shared a picnic bottle of red wine and ate quiches from the bakers. As the waves came and went you could collect the shells they left behind. On the way back to the house we stopped at the fruit stall in Montagnac to buy some melons and local peaches for our evening meal.

And now August gives place to September. There is a chill in the air in the evenings. It’s la rentrée and the children are back at school. And we’re back in Birmingham, thinking of summer days.

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