Castelnaudary to Port of Bram


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September 26th 2017
Published: September 26th 2017
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After breakfast we set off and were overtaken by 2 boats, which we followed through a series of locks every half a km or so. These locks could fit 3 boats in it so we all went in together.

We got to the la Peyruque lock at 12pm and only 2 could fit at a time so the 2 in front of us went ahead. By this point it was 12:15 and the locks shut between 12:30 and 1:30 for lunch so the lock keeper came along and told us to tie up and he’d be back after his lunch.

Consequently, our lunch stop was just before the la Peyruque lock.

The lock keeper didn’t open the lock until 2pm, so that slowed us down and after going through the lock, we cruised along and enjoyed the scenery.



We overshot our planned stop at Villepinte so we continued onto the Pont of Bram, where we are moored along with a lot of other boats. We arrived around 5pm so we walked into the village (about a 30 minute walk) and did some shopping and arrived back about 6:45pm. French shops shut around 7pm and it was still daylight so we had a drink whilst we recovered from the walk and then cooked a barbecue dinner on our top deck.


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26th September 2017

Wow
Fantastic, love the boat!!
27th September 2017

Yes, the boat is a big one and the cabins great for a couple of people. The kitchen area is also really good.
26th September 2017

Wow
What a great holiday you are having. Boat looks wonderful. Darryl would love that holiday
27th September 2017

French locks are manned and automated so that makes it much easier but I would say on a boat this size, you definitely need several strong and able people to hold the ropes in the lock. Fun so far. Xo
27th September 2017

How envious am I you all look to be having a great time. Keep in mind your poor friends in Hervey Bay and have a drink for us but most of all have a .
ball John making slow progress ---- eating being the main problem. Love and hugs to all. Annie
27th September 2017

Weather has been kind to us. Quite strenuous though and you definitely need 4 people with a boat this size. Pleased John is improving. Love to you both. Xo

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