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Canal D'Est Southern section, France, 18th to 27th April 2007

 

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Jane taking the boat out of a lock.

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Fontenoy Le Chateau where the canal was cut deep into the rocks. This is a boat which had four Swedish men aboard.  They had brought it from Malaga and were on their way back to Sweden.

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Epinal, where we moored alongside Gill and David, who live aboard "Owlpen", a 1911 sailing tjalk.

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The lovely town of Charmes, which had a terrible history of being invaded, burnt to the ground and rebuilt about four times.

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The mooring at Charmes. The commercial barge in front was German and was always just ahead of us putting it's towel on the quay to get the best mooring.  We pretty much had to leave in the dark the next morning to beat it!! 

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The quiet, rural mooring outside Nancy.  Note the lack of commercial barge!

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Toul, with its magnificent cathedral, the towers of which are 60 metres high.The River in the foreground is the Moselle.

 

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