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Agen to Valance – d’Agen

A spot of rain this morning,   but we were back on the move regardless. The train track ran parallel with the canal for some distance, whilst the long, straight watercourse stretched for endless kilometres ahead of us. The waterway was wider in this section and depths of two metres made for easy motoring and […]

The Outdoor Helm has been Moved

We moved to avoid the heat of the sun this afternoon and met some more Aussies who own the canal boat you see in the pic above.   Tomorrow we depart Agen.

Outdoor Helm Moved

The moving of the outdoor helm took place today. And a shot of us as well.  

A Short Move

It was a short move from our Agen mooring this morning. The guys were going to move the outdoor helm from its position in the cockpit to the stern. Visibility would be much improved. A little visitor popped his head out in curiosity.

More of the River Lot

The Aqueduct upon which the boats cross the Garonne River in order to enter Agen. Today was our last of travelling in the vehicle for now. Some of the pics. The market in Villenueve: Pujols, a picturesque village:  

Villeneuve – sur – Lot and Pujols, Lot River

  It was another day spent exploring the Lot River region. First stop was Villeneuve – sur – Lot, a town first constructed in 1276. Bastille Day, the forces were preparing to march in celebration of the ‘Storming of the Bastille’, the commencement of the French Revolution ( . Massive gate entrances, enticed the visitor to […]

From Agen to Cahors to Bouzies

Cahors, an old fortified town of in which resided the Cahors. [map style=”width: auto; height:400px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” address=”Cahors, France” marker=”yes”]   Here we found the most amazing 13th Century church that was undergoing a massive renovation effort. Upon walking through the town we stumbled upon a much smaller derelict church from the […]

Buzet – sur – Baise to Agen

Our first lock for the day was a double with an aquaduct passing over the la Baise river. Quite a rise was required in order for the river to be safely crossed, hence the deep double lock system. A bit of surprise on the last few locks with the control systems now being to port […]