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Lock Avignon Lock Avignon

After sailing to Greece and back with us, our friends Anne and Cliff departed early this morning. The waters of the Rhone still at 3700 m³/s, continuing on was still not an option. For Bob and myself, a trip to the supermarket to restock for the trip to Lyon was the go.

Avignon to Lock Avignon Avignon to Lock Avignon

Prior to departing, Bob went through his daily check of the river information site ( All looking good off we headed. The scenery each day is a significant contrast to that of the day prior. Now, low cliffs aligned the west bank of the river by the 240km (pk in the books), the greens so […]

Departing Avignon after a lovely day’s motor Departing Avignon after a lovely day’s motor

Check out our French Page.   As time permits I will continue adding the remainder of the 2015 journey through the Garonne and Midi Canals.  

Vallabregues Lock to Avignon, France Vallabregues Lock to Avignon, France

Not such an early start to the day since the lock didn’t operate on set hours. Massive barges entered or exited on a regular basis. A gentle overnight rain washed the decks. 0700, life jackets – they are a prerequisite to entering the locks on the rivers – on, lock light green, and in we […]