May 2nd 2012 and the last day in France (for now)

No rush this morning as we had plenty of time to get ready and explore. As we were getting ready Teresa commented that the more French hotels we stayed i, the more she realised that Norman Bates was quite normal!!!

No rush at breakfast either as there seemed to be so few people staying. Breakfast was great but it just all feels a little weird….

We left about 9.30 having asked to leave our luggage to later and we walked into town stopping , once again, at the tourist office just to check bus times and departure points. It was a gorgeous morning, plenty of sun and it felt lovely just to be wandering around aimlessly. Had a bit of an explore. The cathedral was beautiful, very wide and open and every surface pained, as you can see we took lots of photos.

After exploration, including buying a wonderful little book about the Spanish part of the journey, we found ourselves back where we had a beer last night sitting in the sunshine. We started off with hot chocolate for me and coffee for Teresa but after a while I felt a beer coming on so we relented. From this choice sunny spot, we took it in turns to go off and buy some bits and pieces to take home as well as popping to the boulangerie to get some sandwiches etc to enjoy on our long bus journey. We stayed here for hours and then wandered back to the hotel, picked up the bags and waited for the bus.

It wasn’t that busy so Teresa and I could have a seat to ourselves to stretch out in but I soon noticed the fact that we were not meant to eat in the bus!! Oh well. The journey was fairly interesting so I enjoyed the scenery and then once we rolled into Toulouse, we checked the times for the bus to the airport and found ourselves a sunny spot by the Canal du Midi for a very late lunch.

Farewell France till later in the year when we hope to complete the French section of the Camino de Santiago.



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