CATCH THE SPIRIT OF THE SEA
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SEA FEVER GEAR
Ports, people, wine, markets, restaurants and history are presented with an eye for romance by two Californians who have extensively cruised their canal boat, Folie à Deux.
Cruising itineraries, charter options, navigation alerts, tips on boat handling and locks, tying up recommendations, Internet access and even buying and maintaining a French canal boat are covered. Sketch maps identify key facilities and places of interest. There are also special off-the-canal destinations. ____________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 1 The
Romance of Canal Cruising
From the Preface
Canal cruising in the South of France is leisurely, sensuous and deeply relaxing. There is romance in the sheer beauty of the vine-laden historic countryside. The grace of its walled cities, stone bridges, oval locks and remarkable boating aqueducts blurs dreams with reality. A friendly Mediterranean hospitality prevails and the cuisine is superb! Like Hemingway's Paris, canal cruising is a moveable feast. You can tie up virtually anywhere without charge along the canal banks. This is the land of red wine, sunshine and smiles. Get ready to be seduced by the South.
Sea Fever Gear Publications,
2013, Fourteenth Edition.168 pages of text, photos, artwork, maps and indexes. No ads.
WINE LOVERS ALERT: For a wonderful companion book on the best wine tasting, wines and vintages of the Region, consider Wine Cruising: A Guide to Wines Along the Canal du Midi in Southern France by Kathy and Davis Folsom. Click here for details.
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“I dismounted my carriage from its wheels, placed it on the deck of a light bark, and was thus towed on the canal [du Midi] instead of the post road . . . Of all the methods of travelling I have ever tried this is the pleasantest . . . you should not think of returning to America without taking the tour I have taken.”
Thomas Jefferson’s Journal (1787)