There has been a lot of rainfall this November in our little piece of SW France. In some areas of France it has been the wettest November on record. I’m used to rain but not here. There have been many grey days and I miss the sunlight.

The Canal du Midi closed on the last day of October and will open on the first day of April. Castelnaudary is a very popular place for boats to spend the winter.

The day before we returned to the UK, there was a dramatic change in the weather. The sun came out and it was the ideal opportunity for one of my favourite canal side walks. I love to see all the different types of boats that moor for the winter.

These photos remind me of why I fell for Castelnaudary in the first place. I hope you enjoy them.