Thursday, 22 July 2010

More on Canoeing

The Cele River

We spend three days paddling down the Cele River in the Lot region of France. In fact, at the last, we join the Lot River at Bouzies to finish.

The first day we put in at Eulalie and paddle down to Marcilhac and have to negotiate a series of barrages (small dams).

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Before the paddle we do a walk high above the river to admire the views.

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Our second day takes from Marcilhac down to Cabrerets. We take the chhute over the dam at Marcilhac but have to portage around the one further downstream.

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On our third day we first the caves and paintings at Peche Merle before shooting the chute over the dam at Cabrerets and paddling down to the Lot.

We finish off the day with a riverbank walk to St. Cirq Lapopie.

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