France, Languedoc Roussillon_Herault, Montpellier to Lunel  

Leg 137    2011-02-21    Diary    Photos    Downloads     <<  <    >  >> 

Walk Statistics - Map

Distances    Today: 28.2 km    Trip: 28.2 km    Total: 2757.7 km    Track: Logged
Altiudes    Minimum: 0 m    Maximum: 74 m    Climb: 41 m    Drop: 268 m
Transport    Mode: Train, Walk, Train    Cost: 14 EUR

Summary

Neil was caught out by the weather! Last October was cold and windy so it seemed reasonable to assume it might be similar or slightly worse in February. In fact it was warm and sunny and dehydration and sun burn were the problems - apart from being fat and unfit after a lazy winter.

The first 5km leaving Montpellier were not too nice. It's quite a big city. Then the narrow traffic free lanes started. There was one problem crossing a busy dual carriage way. It was impossible to find a gap in the fast and dense traffic so a detour of about 700 metres was needed to get under the road.

Later the route joined the Canal Philippe Lamour and stayed with it for most of the rest of the walk. This is a water supply canal and not navigable but there are access and maintenance roads along both sides most of the way. One potential problem solved itself. Crossing the main line railway looked tricky on a Google earth route preview. Fortunately many local people had had the same problem and if the line had ever been fenced, all evidence was long gone. There was a well used path.

Back home, feeling dead tired, Neil inspected the shower and was gratified to find liquid soap for hair shampooing and washing of the corpse. Literal translations are such fun and sometimes more appropriate than correct ones.

Transport Costs: EUR 14.00.

About 20km along a canal. Nice. The rest was on roads, busy in Montpellier and not too bad in Lunel.

Diary

Neil was caught out by the weather! Last October was cold and windy so it seemed reasonable to assume it might be similar or slightly worse in February. In fact it was warm and sunny and dehydration and sun burn were the problems - apart from being fat and unfit after a lazy winter.

The first 5km leaving Montpellier were not too nice. It's quite a big city. Then the narrow traffic free lanes started. There was one problem crossing a busy dual carriage way. It was impossible to find a gap in the fast and dense traffic so a detour of about 700 metres was needed to get under the road.

Later the route joined the Canal Philippe Lamour and stayed with it for most of the rest of the walk. This is a water supply canal and not navigable but there are access and maintenance roads along both sides most of the way. One potential problem solved itself. Crossing the main line railway looked tricky on a Google earth route preview. Fortunately many local people had had the same problem and if the line had ever been fenced, all evidence was long gone. There was a well used path.

Back home, feeling dead tired, Neil inspected the shower and was gratified to find liquid soap for hair shampooing and washing of the corpse. Literal translations are such fun and sometimes more appropriate than correct ones.

Transport Costs: EUR 14.00.

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France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 000 Garmin Altitude Plot France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 000 Garmin Mapsource France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 000 Google Earth France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 001 Montpellier Station France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 002 Montpellier Trams France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 003 Montpellier River France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 004 Chateau Gates France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 005 White cabbage corn field France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 006 Blossom France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 007 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 008 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 009 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 010 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 011 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 012 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 013 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 014 Blossom France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 015 Blossom France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 016 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 017 Blossom France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 018 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 019 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 020 Pines France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 021 Pines France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 022 Pines France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 023 Orchid France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 024 Canal Philippe Lamour France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 025 Lunel Station France Languedoc Roussillon Herault, 2011 02 21 Montpellier to Lunel, 2011 02 21 026 Lunel Station

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