The first reasonable mooring we found on the Midi was at Vias - still close to the coast though. Angie couldn't resist going to the beach - but Peter got wet encouraging Kes into the waves.
Then a very short run into Villeneuve les Beziers through one of the oval Midi locks.
The Midi (so far) is excellent for green bank moorings - reasonable depth at the sides and very little stone/rock infill. We were also experiencing our first low arched bridges on the Midi - a few buttock clenching moments given the cost of a new wheelhouse (not to mention the embarrassment)..
Whilst food shopping we spotted this painting - fantastic perspective as it is hard to believe it is just the flat end of a blank terrace wall.
Beziers has a dodgy reputation, so we carried on to the Fonserannes ecluse flight (seven ecluses once again filled two at a time which made for a bit of turbulence).
Then through the Malpas tunnel to a green bank mooring at Enserune.
|Etang de Montady|
|Enserune - Angie in a food silo|
|The local resident wasn't much impressed|
Another short run, into Poilhes to top up with water plus a few beers under the plane trees in the marketplace cafe - very attractive but judging by the beer prices the tourist season is here.
The next day was Capestang bridge - the main Midi height barrier so we stripped down.
It didn't look any worse than all the others
but I can see why wheelhouses get wrecked
and we stuck our heads into the Bookshop Ancienne (xx thousand books) but the English titles were really ancient.
Angie has spotted a new bird - a Roller - like a blue parrot - but the only photo was of black swans.