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Summer Wines and Last Chance France

In case you don’t get our newsletter, here’s what we sent out yesterday. Hi Folks – I bet you have been wondering what has been going on in wine news. It’s been a while since we last wrote. We took some time off of teaching over the (really long) winter but we kept busy by … Continue reading »

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Eating Through France on $31 a day?

Looking over the receipts from my trip to France last September I was surprised to find that eating in France wasn’t as expensive as I thought it might be. Three friends and I spent 10 days in France: 2 days in Paris and 8 days along the Canal du Midi on a rented canal boat. … Continue reading »

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A typical day on the Canal du Midi

What do you do on a canal boat vacation? Here are a few things that fill a typical day on the canal. The mornings in mid September were cool but not cold and the days warmed wonderfully. Only on one day did we have wind, overcast skies and a bit of rain. Cool nights lead … Continue reading »

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Unlocking the Canal du Midi

If you plan on renting a boat on a French canal you’ll have the clear through some locks. Don’t worry it’s easy. Here we clear a double lock on the Canal du Midi in mid September 2011.

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Navigating the Locks on the Canal du Midi

If you rent a canal boat you will, most likely, have to go through a lock. At first this might seem scary. I’m sure most people have never entered a lock on a boat that they are operating. I’m not sure I had even seen a lock in operation before. I knew how they worked … Continue reading »

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Three views of the Canal du Midi

In anticipation of Wednesday’s “feature post” on the Canal du Midi here are three views of the canal.

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