Monthly Archives: September 2005

Midi Canal – September 2005 (Epilogue)

Trip Notes Point Kilometer Markers  We spent the first few days and hours diligently searching for the PK markers, finally we gave up. Conversation with another barge captain explained that they are simply a point of reference and no markers … Continue reading

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Midi Canal – September 2005 (Day 7)

Day Seven Aboard Tamaris, Friday, September 23, 2005 From Ecluse Beteille to Castelnaudary – 22 km/18 locks We left our tie-up spot at 8:55 AM to continue our journey under cloudy skies. Within an hour, we were enjoying sunshine and … Continue reading

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Midi Canal – September 2005 (Day 6)

Day Six Aboard Tamaris, Thursday, September 22, 2005 From Carcassone to PK 86 just west of Ecluse Beteille – 18 km/6 locks After petit dejeuner at La Rotinde, just off the port at Carcassone, we set off for LA Cite, … Continue reading

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Midi Canal – September 2005 (Day 5)

Day Five aboard Tamaris, Wednesday, September 21, 2005 From Puicheric to Carcassone – 31 km/18 locks of which 6 were doubles, 1 was a triple, and 1 was a single We took off early (8:35 AM) and were in the … Continue reading

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Midi Canal – September 2005 (Day 4)

Day Four Aboard Tamaris, Tuesday, September 20, 2005 From Argens-Minervois to Puicheric – 16 km/5 locks (3 were doubles) We left Argens-Minervois about 9:15 AM and encountered significant back- ups (bouchons in French) at all the locks – sometimes waiting … Continue reading

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Midi Canal – September 2005 (Day 3)

Day Three Aboard Tamaris, Monday, September 19, 2005 From Colombiers to Argens-Minervois – 38 km/1 lock Morning came, and so did the rain. It began about 5 AM, so we decided to lay along the quay until it stopped. It … Continue reading

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Midi Canal – September 2005 (Day 2)

Day Two Aboard Tamaris, Sunday, September 18, 2005 From Villeneuve-les-Beziers to Colombiers – 25 km/11 locks Entire crew was up early in the morning to the wafting aroma of Shoe’s wonderful coffee. After a breakfast of banana, baguette, and coffee, … Continue reading

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Midi Canal – September 2005 (Day 1)

Day One Aboard Tamaris, Saturday, September 17, 2005 From Port Cassafieres to Villeneuve-les-Beziers – 8 km/1 lock A very eventful late afternoon characterized by unusual factors and events – so we were told. We arrived at Crown Blue at 4 … Continue reading

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France 2005 – Midi Canal – Day One Aboard Tamaris

          From Port Cassafieres to Villeneuve-les-Beziers – 8 km/1 lock A very eventful late afternoon characterized by unusual factors and events – so we were told. We arrived at Crown Blue at 4 PM. The weather … Continue reading

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