boating

Day 1 on Paraza

by cjj on October 19, 2013

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Spending the night in port, but from tomorrow we will be putting down the Canal du Midi towards the Mediterranean on Paraza, an 11 meter Locaboat.

This photo is of the wheel house and the adjacent galley with a kettle on the stove for our first cup of tea.

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Malpas Tunnel, Canal du Midi

by cjj on January 6, 2011

This was a very interesting area. I wrote about the Etang de Montady when we were there! This is a short movie of the tunnel. The boater’s guide book said it was easy, and it was, you just needed a loud horn on the boat. I was very pleased that we were able to follow a boat through that wasn’t shy about using it. I’ve deliberately lowered the volume on this movie because our chatter is not all that interesting. Better to play your own music!

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Canal du Midi, locks and birds

by cjj on December 18, 2010

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All hand held camera, so a bit shaky, and the original sound track, sorry for my few loud words that don’t mean anything. But I like this video because it captures the feel of the locks, and the canal. It goes for about 6.5 minutes.

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