…..to Gruissan again. So we did!
After our wet day driving out of the mountains, the only wet day in a month, the forecast looked good for the south east corner of France, as it so often does.
We first of all headed to the lovely little village of Homps, beside the Canal du Midi.
Homps has become a favourite spot after it was recommended to us a couple of years ago. This time we arrived soon after the previous days heavy rain and the ground was very muddy. The large, rough, grassy area behind the authorised parking had been closely mown and rolled and it appeared that they were preparing for building work to commence. For some months there had been large boards advertising housing and commercial development on the site. It may well be that the camping-car parking area will, sadly, soon be no more.
After pondering for a while, should we stay or should we go, we agreed that the parking area had lost some of its charm and we would move on.
So it was that, yet again, we arrived at Gruissan and its windy aire (GPS 43.10417° 3.09964°) beside the marina and the sea.
When we arrived there was just a gentle breeze off the sea but that couldn’t possibly last for long. The next day the wind was whistling through the rigging of the boats as it rushed down from the mountains to the flat and hot plains of Languadoc and out to sea.
Still, it wasn’t all bad. The sun shone pretty well non stop, we had a seven day wi-fi pass at a reasonable cost and the forecast said the wind would drop again after a couple of days.
Having said there was no way we would go back to Gruissan on this trip we spent a very pleasant week there.