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Final Days in Paris
Updated March 30, 2006

Our stay in the City of Light is coming to a close. A cold winter has been warmed by many new friendships.
We went hiking with the Abbey Bookshop Hiking Group on a day when nearly half of the 39 hikers were Canadian. We've explored  Paris sewers, jazz clubs, the Louvre, and the Natural History Museum. So far we have survived Mad Chicken disease and many  demonstrations. Recently, while we were saying goodbye to a friend, chanting from 700,000 marchers protesting labour laws rose and fell like surf. The Seine is still high and fast, so it will be a quick exit from Paris as we head downstream.

fellow Canadian sailor Alan         hiking club

Seven Lizards Jazz Club

sewers through the ages

time to leave the museums and explore life

our walking tour ended at Sacre Coeur

sign outside a shop selling rotisserie chicken

Most of the estimated 700,000 marchers were peaceful

but the police were ready as usual

high water on the Seine

luckily the Seine is lower than 1910

one more trip to shops and we should be ready...