PHOTOS

Against the Current paints its own picture of France and the year we spent on our boat exploring it. However, for those of you desperate to know what Liberty and some of the places we visited were like, and to see what we captured while trying to become wildlife photographers, this section is for you. Click on any image to enlarge and read the full description.

(These images are free for you to download and use as you wish providing you include an acknowledgment to Mike Bodnar and a link to www.againstthecurrent.uk. If you need higher resolution versions please email the author with details. Thanks!)

Liberty - inside and out

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Canals, locks and stuff like that

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Wildlife

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Civilization

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Boats - afloat and not

Beaucaire - our winter port

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Plane trees on the Midi

The Canal du Midi is famous for its plane trees, planted to provide shade and to secure the canal banks from erosion. Sadly they're being attacked by a fungus and there is a possibility all 42,000 of them will have to be felled. The work has already started...