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canal du midi

Posted: 08 Jul 2018, 10:35
by pilvikki
the canal that takes you from the mediterranean to the atlantic - and back again. it's a huge deal around here, although not much use for else than duckies and tourists any more


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Re: canal du midi

Posted: 08 Jul 2018, 10:58
by yogi
Sooo ... exactly what am I looking at? I checked out the seaway map connecting the Mediterranean and the Atlantic (you know, where Gibraltar is located) and it's a few miles wider than the canal picture you have here.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gibra ... d-5.353585

Re: canal du midi

Posted: 08 Jul 2018, 17:51
by pilvikki
wrong place, this one was carved across france, east to west:

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ah, i picked a map with the southern dialect, where they toss in an extra a/e after everything.

Re: canal du midi

Posted: 08 Jul 2018, 18:07
by pilvikki
and this is what it usually looks like:

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yep, looks solid enough to walk across...

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Re: canal du midi

Posted: 09 Jul 2018, 08:42
by yogi
Well, see there, I learned something new. I had no idea France built their own version of the Panama Canal. That's an amazing feat when you think about it. Then again, it looks beautiful, but I have to wonder why they did it. Did they have some kind of grudge about Spain and want nothing to do with them? Or what?

Re: canal du midi

Posted: 10 Jul 2018, 18:44
by pilvikki