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  1. Unknown
    6th June 2020 @ 12:11 pm

    Too funny!

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  2. Carolyn
    6th June 2020 @ 12:21 pm

    Ha! Ignoring Max's normal behaviour, I am seriously taken by your jaunt. Absolutely lovely and the Pont de Coudol is a joy

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  3. Cathy Thompson
    6th June 2020 @ 2:58 pm

    Perfect timing for a good read! My husband David and I were due to be in a canal boat on the Canal du Midi this very day, for a week…unfortunately the COVID-19 situation has meant that we are here at home in Brisbane Australia instead of spending a month in France as planned. We will get out our Rick Stein’s French Odyssey DVD and treat ourselves to some French pastries from a Brisbane patisserie instead, and wonder if we will ever get to go on our own French Odyssey on the Canal du Midi.
    Best regards, Cathy and David Thompson.

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  4. Patti
    6th June 2020 @ 6:42 pm

    What a lovely way to spend the day. Max, bless him, likes to make his presence known. I've read several books by people who undertook Santiago de Compostela. I'd have to look it up, but if my faulted memory serves, I believe it's 1000 miles or 1700 km. Imagine what Max might find on that walk!

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  5. Beth Haslam
    7th June 2020 @ 9:52 am

    Thanks so much for reading my account. Honestly, that dog! 😀

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  6. Beth Haslam
    7th June 2020 @ 9:54 am

    What a grotty mutt, Carolyn! Thanks so much for reading my account, it was such a terrific walk – one we'll repeat soon. 🙂

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  7. Beth Haslam
    7th June 2020 @ 9:56 am

    Oh, Cathy, what a shame! COVID-19 has affected us all in so many ways. I'm so glad I was able to give you a glimpse of the magnificent Canal du Midi. Your alternative, stay at home, strategy is terrific. You're in excellent company with Rick Stein and I'm sure those Brisbane pastries go down a treat. 🙂

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  8. Beth Haslam
    7th June 2020 @ 9:59 am

    It genuinely was, Patti, we loved every moment, well, aside from the Max incident. :/ I'm sure you're right about the distances involved. I know there are several routes in Europe but do not know the mileage. Urgh! I'm not even going to think about what Max would find! :/

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  9. Rebecca
    7th June 2020 @ 1:08 pm

    Oh Beth, That is priceless! Trust Max to find something unspeakable to roll in. Apart from that what a delightful and fascinating walk.

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  10. Beth Haslam
    8th June 2020 @ 9:32 am

    I know, Rebecca, honestly what a mutt! Thanks so much for reading my tale, I have a feeling this is going to become one of our favourite walks. 🙂

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  11. Lydia
    8th June 2020 @ 2:43 pm

    This sounds like such a fun trip. And I laughed out loud when Max got all dirty!

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  12. Beth Haslam
    8th June 2020 @ 3:34 pm

    Thanks so much for reading my account, Lydia. It really was great, well, aside from the Max incident. We really could not believe that smell, it was indescribably awful! :/

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  13. Lally
    8th June 2020 @ 6:38 pm

    A lovely blog Beth, I really enjoyed Di’s history lesson, our Sussex church had an ancient wall painting of pilgrims heading for Compostella, I’ve always wanted to go! A super walk but oh dear me, stinky pooch 😘

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  14. Beth Haslam
    9th June 2020 @ 8:25 am

    Thanks so much for reading it, Lally. How interesting that your Sussex church has the Compostella wall painting. I'd like to learn much more about it, the history is fascinating. That pooch? Honestly, what a dreadful mutt! 😉

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  15. Vallypee
    9th June 2020 @ 9:30 am

    Ah, you’ve got me here, Beth and you know it. The Canal du Midi! How lovely and how great to see boats on it too. You were lucky to find a stretch where the old plane trees are still standing. I thought they’d all gone by now. I find it very sad that Riquet died before seeing his life’s work opened for use. As for Max, I can imagine he was very pleased with his poofume 🙂 A lovely blog, Beth xx

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  16. Beth Haslam
    9th June 2020 @ 10:25 am

    Ha ha ha, I'm SO glad you saw this, Val, thanks so much for reading it! Yes, the history is fascinating, and it was a tragedy that Riquet didn't see it through. As for Max, well, my tale said it all! Poof indeed. 😀 xx

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  17. Amy M. Reade
    11th June 2020 @ 10:12 pm

    What a lovely visit to the Canal du Midi! I have never been to France, but it is on my to-do list and I WILL get there one of these days. I had to laugh at Max's antics, since my Orly has done the same thing in some poo with an unspeakable aroma. Thanks for the virtual tour!

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  18. Beth Haslam
    12th June 2020 @ 7:52 am

    Aw, thanks ever so much for reading it, Amy. I do hope you manage to get over sometime, it is a truly wonderful country. Orly sounds a great character, what is it with mutts and poo?!

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