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Canal du Midi – Day Three

August 15, 2014

Ah yes, the sun has risen, the bikes are cleaned the croissants eaten, the coffee slurped and off we go. Another day of great scenery but not so far to go this day.  We slowed down a little covering less distance and taking more time to enjoy the scenery, have lunch and generally take it easy as this is no marathon and was never designed that way.


What wonderful bridges

What wonderful bridges

Tow paths remained in fairly good condition

Tow paths remained in fairly good condition

12 arched bridge across the Canal du Midi

12 arched bridge across the Canal du Midi

Dave "I've had enough".

Dave “I’ve had enough”.

We ended up stopping for the night in Poilhes, a beautiful small town where many of the barges owned by foreigners stay for the winter time tied up to the banks and under the bridges of town.


We lucked out scoring a great deal for a suite that would accommodate the 4 of us for 160 euros, 80 euros per couple.  It was a huge self-contained suite complete with a kitchen two bedrooms and huge entranceway. It was located at one end of the town, quite and well-appointed.  The name of the hotel as Vin Auberge.  Click on this name to see more.


Dining room at the Vin Auberge

Dining room at the Vin Auberge

View over the local vineyards

View over the local vineyards

Another day on the canal comes to an end.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jamie Furlong permalink
    August 15, 2014 16:36

    Come on now, chaps. If you’re in France on bikes, the least I expect to see is a basket full of pain and a string of oignons around your necks.

  2. Lesley Ewing permalink
    August 16, 2014 12:26

    Can’t wait to see what happens next….

  3. Joy Smith permalink
    August 16, 2014 17:44

    Dear Connie Dear Dave, So enjoying your cycle journey’s. I finally bought a small alum. folding bike in Langkawi. I’m here a year or 2 while Joy works in Guam we need the money. The riding brings back messengering memories of Manhattan. They tell me it’s so dangerous I must wear a helmet. I tell them it’s a playground but turn down the mP3 music o.k. I can hear traffic. Promise not to crack up again. Bike is fragile. Royal langkawi yacht club has very friendly nice people and Banshee is but once again getting a very artistic and beautiful overhaul of issues and interesting upgrades. It costs nothing but rent and with the Sumatras a slip is safe. Where is Sage? Always wanted to do what you’re doing so jealous but bought a boat and its a cake and eat it too concept!! Keep safe all the best leslie

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