Stage 6 Cahors to Moissac 61k 3 September 2014
Spent the previous day in Cahors resting, washing and maintenance. Lunch yesterday consisted of goodies from Cahors permanent market.
dinner for the past 2 nights was at the same very welcoming restaurant. The food and particularly the accompanying sauces and wine just fabulous.
Petit dejeneur - Cahors
Pulled out all stops for this mornings breakfast
Dinner & breakfast 38e per person for 2 nights
8 to 30
Out of Cahors was cold and unexciting as it took us thru the industrial area. However we were quickly in the countryside. Dramatic change to the landscape. The land is not as rich. Here we see tobacco for the first time, corn & millet.
We reach the beautiful village of Lauzerte high above the plains. We are now in the region of Tarn et Garonne and about 43k from our starting point. The ride has been fast. Within the town can be found the pilgrims garden which is terrace like and is in 20 parts. You can play a cryptic game from bed to bed but the Magnificent 7 concentrate on the overhanging Pinot grapes which are coming to maturity.
Ham, cheese, shallots & mushroom omelette for lunch for some whilst others had a picnic of goodies they already
Hammer along for the remaining 22 k riding in a road train (as we have done for many afternoons). To Mossaic where we come upon a funeral outside 1200C church. Only 2 weddings to go.
Effortless riding & the incredible weather
What luck. Our digs called Ancien Carmel is perched over Mossaic. It's dormitory style surrounding a central garden. It is very clean and has a great feel to it. The raspberries in the garden are ripe.
Beef stew with macaroni cheese (special fish and rice for Pauline)
Bread & wine
Custard flan (plain yoghurt for Pauline)