After three days in Barcelona, we took a train to Narvonne and then took a car ride to the Canal du Midi for a week long barge ride on the Caroline in the South of France.
We were met by our hostess and host, Uta and Uli, wo were originally from Germany. They had a wonderful bottle of champagne ready to toast us.
Uli taught us the rules of living on the barge, like "don't put anything in the toilet that does go in your mouth first" and "when you walk on a moving barge, make sure that three parts of your body are touching the barge."
The Caroline even had it's own goldfish pond with giant Koi!
We passed beautiful houses as we drove on the barge at five miles an hour. The more we rode, the more relaxed we became.
The most beautiful site was the scenery. These trees were called "Plain Trees" and anchored the soil. They were beautiful and were planted uniformly apart.
The skies were blue every single day we were on the barge.
Castle sitings were so much fun!
We also loved going through locks.
At the end of the day, Uta and Uli parked the barge and tied it to the side with a complex set of knots.
As the sun went down, we continued to perfect the art of relaxation on the Caroline.