Canal Lock

by cjj on October 9, 2010

canal lock

canal lock looking at Dave and Anne on another boat behind us

This photo is in our 2nd lock. It is of another boat that we made friends with. This lock was a double lock, too difficult for tourists, so they have 2 men to do the work. That’s why I’m on the boat taking this photo. My job has been to jump off the boat and put the key in the lock to open the gates.

On this, our first day on a canal we went 10km and through 4 locks. We had to stop at Condom to have lunch and buy some food. It was such an interesting town we stayed there the rest of the day. … no didn’t notice any post boxes!!

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SP October 9, 2010 at 9:14 am

Great to make friends straight away. Are they experienced? English speaking?


cjj October 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

they were pommies … but went off to Agen and we had to go back to Valence.
The people are all really friendly. Aldo from Switzerland and his new wife were great .. he took my business card to look at Geoff Green’s skit, I might hear from him again.


kerrie October 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm

hey great to see the lock and pics of town. look forward to more.


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