Boating in France Archives 2006
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From Carcassonne to Bordeaux.
Cruising west on the Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Toulouse, and then onto the Canal de Garonne to Castets-en-Dorthe which is the end of the canal. From here you can take the River Garonne to Bordeaux. We've been exploring the beautiful River Baïse from from Nerac to Valence-sur-Baïse and back to our mooring in Carcassonne Port for our second winter in the South of France.
2006 - From Carcassonne to Bordeaux
- 23. January 2006
Carcassonne France to Andorra and Gibraltar Spain
On our way from Carcassonne France to Gibraltar Spain, we stopped over night in Andorra, just over two hours drive from the boat.
- 24. February 2006
Gibraltar Spain to Carcassonne France
We thoroughly enjoyed the roller coaster ride of the cliffs and wonderful mountains along this very scenic coast from Gibraltar back to Carcassonne.
- 25. March 2006
Trips to Andorra and Spain from Carcassonne
This month we explored Carcassonne area, visited Andorra twice and went to the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres Spain.
- 26. April 2006
Wine Festival in La Digne d'Aval near Limoux
We paid 5 euros each on entry and where given a special wine glass all engraved, plus tokens for four glasses of wine of your choice.
- 27. April 2006
Carcassonne to Castelnaudary on the Canal du Midi
We left Carcassonne cruising to Bram and Castelnaudary on the Canal du Midi. Castelnaudary is very famous for it's Cassoulet.
- 28. May 2006
Fete-du-Nautisme Castelnaudary on the Canal du Midi
We were invited by the president of Fete-du-Nautisme in Castelnaudary he thought our boat was magnificent and wanted it to be on show.
- 29. June 2006
Castelnaudary to Toulouse on Canal lateral a la Garonne
Toulouse marks the end of the Canal du Midi and the start of the Canal lateral a la Garonne.
- 30. July 2006
Canal lateral a la Garonne Moissac Buzet Meilhan
Moissac on the Canal lateral a la Garonne is famous for it's Romanesque architecture and especially it's 11th century cloistered abbey.
- 31. August 2006
River Baise from Nerac to Valence-sur-Baise
Nerac is on the river Baise it's 46km long with 17 locks from Buzet-sur-Baise to Valence-sur-Baise
- 32. August 2006
Mum at home with her family celebrating her 75th birthday
- 33. September 2006
Canal lateral a la Garonne Castets-en-Dorthe Nerac
We have now reached Castets-en-Dorthe end of the Canal lateral a la Garonne 193 km from Toulouse with 53 locks.
- 34. October 2006
Canal lateral a la Garonne Moissac Carcassonne
Autumn is on it's way in the Midi so we are going back to Port de Plaisance Carcassonne on the Canal du Midi.
- 35. November 2006
Car trip from Carcassonne to England
Getting the boat ready for winter in Carcassonne, Visiting some friends on our way to England
- 36. December 2006
Christmas Xmas and New Year in South France
Moet has new Xmas lights a present from my mum, most of the boats are looking very festive, New Years party in South France