The Canal Lateral a la Garonne winds through picturesque countryside and one of the villages along the way inspired the name of my other blog – Castelsarrasin. In this village the canal widens out into a basin, where the locals have thoughtfully provided a floating home in the centre. From time to time it serves as a maternity unit for the ducks/geese that populate the canal, other times it’s just a convenient point for sunbathing.
The French look after their ducks; besides floating homes like these they provide little walkways rising out of the canal onto the bank so that baby ducklings can easily climb out of the water. They love to bring yesterday’s bread to the water’s edge to create a feeding frenzy first thing in the morning. And then, when the ducklings are a litte older and carrying a bit more flesh on their bones… they smother them in orange sauce and eat them. 😦
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