Gruissan, Béziers, Wine Tasting РOctober, 2018

Sunshine, blue skies, warm breeze, sailboats in the harbor, fish nets catching eels, palm trees and a motorcycle that sucks up dog poop (really!) That was a first. Welcome to Gruissan. First stop after parking was a visit to the cooperative La Cave de Gruissan. Shelves with products from the area: mustard, olive oil, tapenades,…

Narbonne, Carcassone, Cassoulet, and Vineyards: France – October, 2018

“Let’s stroll by the seaside, take a walk by the seaside, soak up sun by the seaside, sip espresso by the seaside.” This has a delightful melody in my head; which, unfortunately, dear reader, you are unable to hear. Invitation: next time you stroll by the seaside, see which version you create ūüôā Dimanche, Sunday,…

Occitanie, South West France, October, 2018

“may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living.”¬† E.E. Cummings I awoke to the sound of chattering birds, roosters greeting the morning, and a gentle breeze blowing the curtains. Hotel Riberach¬†in B√©lesta was ‘home’ for 3 nights. The hotel, restaurant and cave (winery) have a snail as their…