Leave Benicarlo, moving North, the plan is to be in Narbonne for Easter.
We are fairly high up here, I think, but, it is very hot, at 25C, and that lasts well into the evening.
We have a short hair raising section, when the satnav directs us along a road barely wide enough to squeeze the van along it, through a vineyard, with deep storm drains, both sides, ready and waiting for a slight steering error, to put a wheel down.
Ordinarily, I would not have followed a satnav instruction to turn into such a small road, but, we are supposed to be very near the site, and, I therefore assume it is the approach road to the campsite.
Two miles later, and lots of squealing from Kathleen, we emerge onto a slightly wider road.
La Garenne, Nefiach (N42 42’26” E2 39’28”) is a small but well kept ACSI site.
Kathleen is made up, all talk of going to Narbonne is forgotten.
Even better it is only 12Euro per night!
We will be here until Sunday, or even Monday, I suspect.
Mission accomplished, ie Church location and times established, we cycle on to the next village, Millas, for a refreshing glass of Rose.
In France, they have "PMU bars", which are a bit like a betting shop with a bar combined. Very civilised. I notice that, the building next door to the PMU Bar, is the Bailiffs Court, very appropriate?
Suitably refreshed we, return via rather pretty fishing lakes, on the edge of the village.
We arrive 10:00 prompt, church is closed, absolutely no sign of life!
We cycle on to the church at the next village, Millas, same routine.
Not that it really helps, we had understood it correctly, but, whatever the notice says, it is not happening!
We ride along to the village of Ille sur Tet about two miles away.
Then I suggest we go a little further and visit the “Orgues Ille sur Tet”.
The Orgues are a natural rock formation which have been produced by water erosion (the Tet is a river, this small stream is just a tributary, not the main river, but, the literature says, at certain times of the year, this becomes a raging torrent).
Most of the erosion of the rocks is produced by rain, rather than the actual river. The rocks are "soft" and sandy, and are eroded into these fantastic shapes by rainfall.
I have not found a translation for “Orgues”, but, I assume, from the appearance, it is “Organ”, or “Organ Pipe”, since that is what the rock shapes look like.