Thursday, November 4th

I woke up with a stuffy head and a sore throat, so I missed out on today’s action but Craig got up and left the house as soon as the VNF showed up.  A truck with a crane was parked in front of the cottage.  It moved the metal gates to the barge and from the barge, they were placed down slots in the bridge…..voila!  The canal was now dammed.  The water emptied out through an overflow drain near the lock.  Within a few hours, there was very little water left in the canal.  There were a few wine bottles and an umbrella but not much water.  The whole process took about four hours.  Then the VNF workers left.  We’ll have to wait to see what happens next.

In the meantime, a small boat that was sinking near Le Somail was brought over to the cement berm near the flour factory (Usine de Farina), brought up to the berm  by another crane and then broken into pieces.  Very little was salvaged from this sad little Chris-Craft.

These happenings kept Craig amused for most of the day…..leaving me alone to rest and try to get over whatever bug I’ve caught.

A santé…..to health.

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About Languedoc Lady

I'm a newly retired woman from California getting ready to spend a year (or more) with my husband living the good life in Languedoc in the southwest of France.
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