And now for something completely different…

Although we now have a house we don’t have any beds! As a result, we have been staying in a local hotel. However, there was one night when the hotel was unable to accommodate us and so we succumbed to the charms of a night on water. The ultimate way to experience the Canal du Midi.

Our Dutch barge was called ‘Péniche Kapadokya’ and is owned by a delightful couple of professional photographers, Patrick and Mado. They live on the barge with their son and dachshund.

On arrival, we were welcomed with an apéro which we took on deck; a wonderful opportunity to watch the boats navigate the nearby lock.

Our cabin, although bijou, was beautifully decorated and had everything one could need, including a full size shower. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept like logs!

If you ever have the opportunity to spend a night on this part of the Canal du Midi, I can thoroughly recommend the Péniche Kapadokya.

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Evening view of the barge

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Our delightful hosts

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Péniche Kapadokya

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Breakfast on deck