I had hoped to cycle along the Canal du Midi at some point on our travels.  Luckily, we found a lovely spot next to the canal and close to the town of Villneuve Les Beziers.  There were two rival duck gangs that frequented this part of the canal and, the ducks proved to be fiercely competitive when we brought out our breadcrumbs.  The ducks quacked all day and night (even at 3am) patrolling their territory and trying to source more food from passers by.

We took down the bikes and went for a lovely cycle ride in brilliant sunshine in over 20 degree temperatures in November!  The canal is bordered by plane trees and their leaves turn a bright yellow in the autumn.  Much of the land next to the canal is covered with vines and farms.  Odie discovered to his detriment that farm dogs are not to be greeted uncautiously, even if they are chained up!

Much coffee is needed with the morning crossword when ducks have been partying all night next to your van