Locks, Bridges & other Beautiful Sites on the Nivernais Canal, France
Waking up to our first beautiful day on the Nivernais Canal.
Rustic resting bench along the tow path by the Nivernais.
Yes, our boat did fit under this bridge. On the canal there is a lot of raising and lowering the umbrellas.
This was a super huge lock. I think 5-7 more boats could have fit in with us.
It took quite a while for this lock to fill but it’s no bother. Working the locks is a big part of each day. Plus, tossing the line over the bollard lets you practice your roping skills.
Nothing special to see here. Just an amazing abandoned lot. Note the wild poppies and wild grapes. But wait, where is the wildly invasive and highly allergenic ragweed like we have back in Minnesota? Not here!
Lots of pretty reflections and small villages along the Nivernais.
This town was particularly appealing.
Beautiful town and bridge on the Nivernais.
We cruised under this garden bridge, went just a bit farther and then parked for the night.
A few useful links:
All about French locks: Locks, Locking, & Bollards
More about the Nivernais: Site Officiel du Tourism sur le Canal du Nivernais