The St Gilles ecluse had dropped us off the Petite Rhone on to the Canal Rhone a Sete heading west. Moorings remained sparse and we were still mixing it with commercials heading to and from Aigues Mortes and Sete. Suddenly though we were getting our first taste of the Camargue wild life. Our first sight of the wild horses.
We could have been on the Fens as rush cutters were busy at work
We ended up moored to the bank at Gallician near the Port - massed stakes as the commercials weren't taking much notice of the speed limits. Our first hire boats for about a month sped through. We managed to find a Boulangerie and a Bar but the mosquitoes were both large and voracious so we were pleased to move on towards Aigues Mortes. Aigues Mortes wasn't very Plaisancier friendly with minimal moorings for passers by so we pushed onwards after a little shopping.
|Camargue at sunset|
Then it was a long push on through little fishing villages to the west - Angie was busy checking out the birds - mostly old favourites like Stilts, Terns, Egrets, Herons and sundry gulls but also a new one, the European Bee-Eater.
Then it was into Frontignan where we spent the night, after waiting for the lift bridge which only opens twice a day.
|Frontignan Lift Bridge|
|A fellow traveller|
|Made it - but where is the Canal du Midi?|
|Canal du Midi nr Agde|