No dance on the Avignon bridge.

The wind blew all night along the Rhone. I tented across from Saint-Étienne and left around 08:00. The winds settled down as I made my way to Avignon. 

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After a couple of hours I hit a power station close to Caderousse and managed to drag the kayak through the trees.  

  A narrow trail led down to the water.  

A narrow trail led down to the water.  

Paddled a good length before coming to "Roquemaure" and saw this amazing fort.  

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Went around one more power station and paddled into Avignon. Here I was interviewed by a journalist from La Provence. 

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Wish I could have stayed for a while, but paddled on. Carole, who with her husband own a canal boat, tipped me about Becky and Dave who have moored their boat at Aramon. I met Carole and her husband when I first entered North France. She formed a FB site for women on barges. I positioned the bow downstream and paddled hard south. 

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Becky and Dave had to stay an extra night due to the strong winds. They invited me to stay onboard for the evening and night. They are from the San Francisco area but have a beautiful boat here in France of which they use six months of the year. 

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All in all, around 50 km today.  

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