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Canal Galiffet

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  • Day249

    Martigues and home

    November 28, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    OK well our plan when we headed towards Port de Bouc was to go along the channel and into L’Etang de Berre but we picked the 1 week of the year when the lifting bridge at Martigues was undergoing repair work and wasn’t lifting! Never mind, while we established that the bridge was actually going to be working at all, this took a couple of days as it was supposed to reopen on Wednesday night, then Thursday then this got pushed to Friday and they still weren’t sure, we had a free mooring in Martigues. The town was OK but nothing much going on like a lot of the towns in this area it isn’t very old a grew as somewhere for the workers in the power plants to live. In February next year we will come back and go into the Lake (Etang) to visit Istres which was one of the attractions, the other was free anchoring. But we are now in Port Saint Louis du Rhône our winter location. We plan to be here until at least mid February if not later. That said we might take a few side trips but Take Five will be staying.
    We haven’t had a proper look around yet but the town seems quite small but as a plus the supermarket sells Johns favourite GF bread and the Capitainerie have heated toilets and showers as well as a coin operated laundry and a reading room with a TV and DVD player, microwave and fridge. So if wind noises get too much we will go camp out in there, we are already planning a weekly film night. Downside is we appear to be the only liveaboards!
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  • Day14

    Martigues (2)

    July 13, 2015 ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Der kleine Ort hat so viele schöne Plätze, wir hätten es hier wohl mehrere Tage ausgehalten. Schade, wir hatten diesmal nicht so viel Zeit. Und es gibt auch direkt am Ort keinen Campingplatz. Aber ein paar Eindrücke wollen wir noch festhalten.

    Ein Wort noch zum Abstellen von Bikes. Kaum kamen wir von unserem Rundgang zurück, kam ein netter Franzose zu uns und warnte uns eindringlich davor, unsere Räder unbeaufsichtigt stehen zu lassen. Wird anscheinend sehr viel geklaut hier. Wir hatten Glück, so früh waren wohl die Gauner noch nicht unterwegs..
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  • Day14

    Von La Couronne nach Martigues

    July 13, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Wieder ein angenehm warmer Tag zum Radeln in der Provence - 34-35 Grad sind beim starken Mistral eigentlich ganz ok. Doch der Wind kam heute den ganzen Tag direkt von vorne und somit waren die knapp 300 Hm trotz kurzer Strecke ganz schön heftig!

    Unterwegs trafen wir einen jungen Mann aus Belarus - er ist mit seinem Radl seit 6 Wochen unterwegs und will bis Portugal fahren. Ein noch offener Traum von Moni und mir!
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