Since I got caught in a heavy downpour yesterday afternoon, I started out today very early hoping to avoid afternoon showers. It was still somewhat dark and cold, so cold that my eyes watered and my ears ached. I did some fast walking and eventually the sun got high enough to warm me up.
The reason I came to Toulouse at all was to start a walk southward along the Midi Canal. I learned about this from a terrific website called I Love Walking in France (http://ilovewalkinginfrance.com). However, first I over-estimated my abilities and then I made faulty assumptions about train service; subsequently I wasn’t able to follow through on the original plan. But today I walked about 8 miles of the canal close to the city, and I expect to do more once I reach Carcassonne.
Below are some photos from today. FYI, my new plan in life is to live on Electra (see below).