Photo Essay

Amid the Midi

Amid Midi 3

Vacations can be spent in many different ways, but if you want a relaxing, stress-reducing week or two, away from crowds, phones, TV's etc., a cruise along one of France's many canals is for you. This past May was our second canal trip - the first one the year before on the Nivernais Canal.

This year we sailed the Canal du Midi between Homps and Portiranges in the southern section of France. Last year's trip prepared us in how to operate the boat and how to get through the many canals along the way. May is in the quieter season, so we did not pass many other boats along the way, making it even more relaxing.

For a photographer of any level, this is a true paradise. Not only are there beautiful water shots to be had, but also many quaint villages, churches, vineyards, farms and fields along the way, many framed by the thousands of plane trees planted along the banks of the canals. It's almost like one continuous slideshow!

So, I'll let my photos speak for themselves and I hope you enjoy!

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12 responses

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Very well done!! Great pictures to support the essay!!! I have a few questions about this trip. Yes from me!!

  • d s

    d s gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    wonderful series... great photos, too!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Just great - my vote. Have you thought of submitting this to Everywhere?

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful pictures here.

  • triciamary

    triciamary said (25 Nov 2008):

    Thanks for the comments!
    Alexis - I hadn't heard of that website before, but I've just looked it up and joined them as well. However - it looks like they are no longer publishing and it seems a bit dead now. Too bad.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Nice serie !

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Beautifully done photos and essay! My vote

  • Maraguetto

    Maraguetto gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Of course, voted.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    So peaceful and beautiful. I would love to go there. Very nice series and story!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    And the photos do tell the story beautifully... Nice shots.

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    Nice photo essay. Images are beautiful and conveying the feeling of relaxation.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    VOTED. My sister took one of these little trips and really enjoyed it so much. Your pictures are beautiful.

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