France, Languedoc Roussillon_Pyrennees Orientales, Agde to Sete  

Leg 135    2010-10-28    Diary    Photos    Downloads     <<  <    >  >> 

Walk Statistics - Map

Distances    Today: 26.3 km    Trip: 126.5 km    Total: 2693.9 km    Track: Logged
Altiudes    Minimum: 0 m    Maximum: 17 m    Climb: 63 m    Drop: 124 m
Transport    Mode: Train

Summary

It was the 07:22 train as usual but only to the first stop, Agde. Tomorrow there will be no morning train so an even earlier start will be possible.

The choices of route out of Agde were limited. Wade through wetlands. Go through an industrial estate or use the main road. The CR1 cycle route used the main road. The industrial estate got Neil's vote although it was pretty horrible. There was a temperature inversion so all the fumes and smokes remained at ground level and with no wind, the smell of diesel sulphur got quite bad. This lasted 4km. A happy error at the start of the walk led to a shop with entier bread (wholemeal) and smoked salmon.

Phase two was a kilometre on a narrow track fading to nothing. This ran parallel with the main road and ended in a salt marsh bog where you get sucked down or killed by the hound of the Baskervilles. Even worse than these fates, the main road was now the only route. There was a path of sorts on the right hand side of the road. This lasted 1.4km but felt much longer. Oddly the CR1 route used the boggy path in preference to the road.

Now things improved. A residential road ran parallel with the main road for a while. Then there were cycle and foot paths and finally the road traffic was diverted onto a new road, not yet on Google Earth, and the original coast road was closed to motorised traffic. This leg was very nice and it was sunny with a cooling breeze, sufficient to keep the beach empty. It lasted 11km. Wonderful.

Sète was busy both with port and sea side town activity. Large ships use the port as well as fishing boats and the inevitable pleasure craft. The town has lots of canals so it's like a mini Venice without the gondolas and water taxies. It would be a nice place to have a holiday but the next leg of the walk is calling so a 20 minute walk through is all it's getting.

Industrial estate. Air pollution. Quiet lane. Busy Road. Seaside road closed to traffic. Cycle path. Sete sea front and harbour.

Diary

It was the 07:22 train as usual but only to the first stop, Agde. Tomorrow there will be no morning train so an even earlier start will be possible.

The choices of route out of Agde were limited. Wade through wetlands. Go through an industrial estate or use the main road. The CR1 cycle route used the main road. The industrial estate got Neil's vote although it was pretty horrible. There was a temperature inversion so all the fumes and smokes remained at ground level and with no wind, the smell of diesel sulphur got quite bad. This lasted 4km. A happy error at the start of the walk led to a shop with entier bread (wholemeal) and smoked salmon.

Phase two was a kilometre on a narrow track fading to nothing. This ran parallel with the main road and ended in a salt marsh bog where you get sucked down or killed by the hound of the Baskervilles. Even worse than these fates, the main road was now the only route. There was a path of sorts on the right hand side of the road. This lasted 1.4km but felt much longer. Oddly the CR1 route used the boggy path in preference to the road.

Now things improved. A residential road ran parallel with the main road for a while. Then there were cycle and foot paths and finally the road traffic was diverted onto a new road, not yet on Google Earth, and the original coast road was closed to motorised traffic. This leg was very nice and it was sunny with a cooling breeze, sufficient to keep the beach empty. It lasted 11km. Wonderful.

Sète was busy both with port and sea side town activity. Large ships use the port as well as fishing boats and the inevitable pleasure craft. The town has lots of canals so it's like a mini Venice without the gondolas and water taxies. It would be a nice place to have a holiday but the next leg of the walk is calling so a 20 minute walk through is all it's getting.

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France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 000 Garmin Altitude Plot France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 000 Garmin Mapsource France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 000 Google Earth France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 001 Agde River L Herault France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 002 Agde River L Herault France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 003 Main Road Was Busy France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 004 Marseillan Plage France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 005 Marseillan Plage France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 006 Sete France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 007 Marseillan Plage France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 008 Marseillan Plage France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 009 Marseillan Plage France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 010 Marseillan Plage France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 011 Tour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 012 Coast Road Closed France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 013 Coast Road Closed France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 014 Coast Road Closed France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 015 Dunes France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 016 Dunes Restoration France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 017 Sete France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 018 Sete Cycle and Foot Path France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 019 Sete France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 020 Sete France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 021 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 022 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 023 Sete Castle France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 024 Sete Cemetery and Light House France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 025 Sete Hunting Cat France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 026 Sete Cat France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 027 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 028 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 029 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 030 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 031 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 032 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 033 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 034 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 035 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 036 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 037 Sete Harbour France Languedoc Roussillon Pyrennees Orientales, 2010 10 28 Agde to Sete, 2010 10 28 038 Sete Harbour

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