25th August 2010 – I visited a few locks, for one way or another, French locks interest me a lot. Many of them are still turned by hand.

In the afternoon I visited two very interesting museums. One of them was an old Toueur, the other a mine. The Toueur is a tugboat that pulled barges on the Loire. It had a fixed route and used chains to make its way on the river. Only five of them are still in existent in France.

A little further down the road, there was a walenmajol (wooden spits barge). The visit of the mine, even noting nautical related,