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The French Canals

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.

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Picture above: Blown Away on the Saone taken by Fliss with an old Pentax K1000.

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The might Bolene lock. Dropped us almost 100 feet in about ten minutes. Absolutely awesome engineering. Pic by Fliss again.

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Typical canal scene. This is the Canal du Midi in early September.

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Lovely bridge detail at Narbonne.

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Plenty of water in the Midi in 2009.

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One mad peniche.

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Doolittle traverses the 150 year old Aqueduct over the river Orb at Bezier.

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Perfect place to stop for the night. Navigation ceases at 19-00 so you can be assured of calm water.

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Might has right! This peniche may be empty but it still commands respect from other canal users.

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Some colourful Pointus at Frontignan

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Dark clouds at Aigues Mortes a medieval walled town in the Camargue.

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