Here’s a special treat. A post about the French canals with mostly pictures and just a few descriptive words. Enjoy. We did! Unless stated, all pictures by the author using a Leica Digilux 2.
Picture above: Blown Away on the Saone taken by Fliss with an old Pentax K1000.
The might Bolene lock. Dropped us almost 100 feet in about ten minutes. Absolutely awesome engineering. Pic by Fliss again.
Typical canal scene. This is the Canal du Midi in early September.
Lovely bridge detail at Narbonne.
Plenty of water in the Midi in 2009.
One mad peniche.
Doolittle traverses the 150 year old Aqueduct over the river Orb at Bezier.
Perfect place to stop for the night. Navigation ceases at 19-00 so you can be assured of calm water.
Might has right! This peniche may be empty but it still commands respect from other canal users.
Some colourful Pointus at Frontignan
Dark clouds at Aigues Mortes a medieval walled town in the Camargue.