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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...