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Canal Du Nord, France, 20th to 23rd June 2006

1st to 7th July and 25th August to 1st September 2008

This busy commercial canal is the main route from north to south so we seem to spend a lot of time on it!  There are some very pretty towns along the way but moorings for smaller boats are unfortunately quite scarce. 

 

2006 photos

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Very deep cut

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Entering the Ruyaulcourt Tunnel

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Pretty dark in here!

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John working on the generator at Peronne

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Hmmm, not too happy!

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Lunch on the go

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Wrapped up against the wind!

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Mooring outside Noyon

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1908 Dutch tug owned by New Zealand couple

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1904 Tjalk owned by English couple

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Sharing the canal with the giants

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Mooring at Peronne

2008 photos

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Jennie and Mike sorting ropes in the huge locks

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In the amazing Grand Historial Du Grand Guerre at Peronne

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A selection of WW1 items recovered from surrounding fields

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Jane, Katie and Charlotte at Peronne

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Sarah, Mark, Katie and Charlotte at Peronne

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Margaret and Phillip aboard their Groninger tjalk 'Avalon'

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John and Ian welding by Stevenaak 'Aleida'

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Mooring at Moislans

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