Log #35a South of France to Toulon

Log #35a South of France to Toulon

Beziers, Canal du Midi, France June 4, 2005 Hi Folks, We are in the Canal du Midi now with Tony and Annie Cook, friends of ours from Toronto. The mast is suspended above deck by two goal post cradles, allowing us to go back and forth without much difficulty. This log starts Log series #35
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Log #35b Toulon and Marseilles

Log #35b Toulon and Marseilles

Trebes, Canl du Midi, France June 9, 2005 Hi Folks, We just took Tony and Annie in to Carcassonne where they caught the train to Paris. Trebes is a suburb of Carcassonne; we are alongside a canal bank in this pleasant town. We have had a few heavy days of locking upstream here in the
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Log #35c The Camargue

Log #35c The Camargue

Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, France June 11, 2005 Hi Folks, We are here in Carcassonne on the Canal du Midi, in the Languedoc region, from which I will travel back to Canada for my granddaughter’s wedding in Winnipeg, and a week in the Toronto area visiting friends and family. Judy will stay here with Veleda.
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Log #35d Entering the Canals

Log #35d Entering the Canals

Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, France June 13, 2005 Hi Folks, This will be my last log for a couple of weeks as I leave tomorrow for Canada. I had hoped to have my logs up to date before leaving, but I got them up to Aigues-Mortes after lowering the mast and entering the canal system.
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Log #35d Entering the Canals

Log #35d Entering the Canals

Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, France June 13, 2005 Hi Folks, This will be my last log for a couple of weeks as I leave tomorrow for Canada. I had hoped to have my logs up to date before leaving, but I got them up to Aigues-Mortes after lowering the mast and entering the canal system.
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Log #35d Entry into the Canal du Midi

Log #35d Entry into the Canal du Midi

NOTE: This is a second log I wrote by mistake about the same topic, and thus did not send it out. Some of the material I have copied and will include in other logs. Toulouse, Canal du Midi, France July 7, 2005 Hi Folks, This is the first chance to send E-mail since leaving Carcassonne
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Log #35e To Etang de Thau

Log #35e To Etang de Thau

Toulouse, Canal du Midi, France July 9, 2005 Hi Folks, I got back from Canada with my friend David Mulholland on June 29th. This is the first chance to send E-mail since leaving Carcassonne on July 2nd. Where we were in Carcassonne was at PK 107, where we spent 2 ½ weeks while I went
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Log 35f Canal du Midi to Beziers

Log 35f Canal du Midi to Beziers

Toulouse, France July 10, 2005 Hi Folks, Here is my next log already, as we have to wait an extra two days to get our permit from the VNF which will allow us to get to Bordeaux within two weeks, as their office was closed Saturday and Sunday. We like Toulouse, having spent five days
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Log #35g Beziers to Carcassonne

Log #35g Beziers to Carcassonne

Moissac, Canal Lateral a la Garonne, France July 14, 2005 Hi Folks, We are here for the Bastille Day celebrations in France, and hope to be able to send this off from here. The weather is hot and sunny, and this canal, Canal Lateral a la Garonne is easier going then the Canal du Midi
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Log #35h Carcassonne and Onwards

Log #35h Carcassonne and Onwards

Castets-en-Dorthe, France (at the junction of the Garonne River and Canal Lateral a la Garonne) July 19, 2005 Hi Folks, We are now at the end of the canal, waiting to go through the last two locks before entering the Garonne River tomorrow. In addition to experiencing a river current we have to take into
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Log #35i To Toulouse

Log #35i To Toulouse

Begles Marina, La Garonne River Bordeaux, France July 24, 2005 Hi Folks, We are still here in Bordeaux and will be for probably a week or more while we get our new autopilot installed. Nothing is ever simple! It will not attach to our existing quadrant, and a new one may have to be made
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Log #35j Toulouse and into the Garonne Canal

Log #35j Toulouse and into the Garonne Canal

Begles Marina, Bordeaux, France July 28, 2005 Hi Folks, We’re still here in Bordeaux, and probably will be for another week or possibly even another month. In working on installing our new self steering system the mechanic removed our quadrant to see how we could link it up to the linear drive unit, and noticed
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Log #35k To Bordeaux

Log #35k To Bordeaux

Port Garonne, Bordeaux, France Aug. 1, 2005 Hi Folks, We are still here in Begles just outside of Bordeaux for a second week as we wait for repairs to our quadrant and installation of our new autopilot. We hope to be on our way within a week, as the Bay of Biscay starts to get
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Log # 35l Problems getting out of the Gironde

Log # 35l Problems getting out of the Gironde

Santander, Spain August 16, 2005 Hi Folks, We crossed the Bay of Biscay two days ago in a fast, good wind sail. All of Veleda’s systems are working fine and we were glad to be out at sea again. This log talks about the many problems we experienced in Bordeaux and Pauillac getting Veleda ready
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Log #35m Bordeaux and leaving the Gironde

Log #35m Bordeaux and leaving the Gironde

Cedeira, Spain Aug. 26, 2005 Hi Folks, We are on the northwest corner of Spain, having motored for the past 10 days since we arrived in Spain at Santander. Hopefully as we go south from here we will not be heading into the wind as much. All is well, other than the past three days
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