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May 26, 2021, 03:45 PM
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I congratulate you. You are extremely resourceful. With respect to your job, I realize there are things you're not at liberty to discuss. May I ask: aproximately what do you do for a living? Did you say once it had something to do with air traffic control, or did I misunderstand?

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My budget/aim is likely to buy a 2 room, 60 sqm for 160k euro.

If you're planning to live by yourself it's more than enough room. Not only that, but you've got enough space to be able to accomodate someone else at a future date -- a lady perhaps. Would your home be located in Växjö or somewhere else? If you continue to save as you're doing you might even be able to pay cash for your home and avoid mortgage interest.
I sent you a mail to the address we've previously had mail conversations on :)



We should all have a group video call one day. Would be fun.

May 26, 2021, 09:18 PM
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We should all have a group video call one day. Would be fun.

I got it and I responded. Thanks.

May 28, 2021, 07:07 AM
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Tonight, new photos will be available on the forum.
I hope that a large audience will be present.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU_TQcyGkvY

May 28, 2021, 04:40 PM
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Tonight, new photos are available on the forum.

Here are some photos taken in Le Grau du roi











On this photo you can see the old Grau-du-Roi lighthouse which was built in 1828 at the entrance to the canal. At the time, it was the entrance lighthouse to the port of Aigues-Mortes. Too remote and badly placed, it was replaced in 1869 by the Espiguette lighthouse, which is still in operation. But it remained inhabited until the 1970s.
For a long time, Grau-du-Roi was only a district of Aigues-Mortes and it was not until 1879 that the Graulenne city was created as such. However, the two municipalities are still connected to each other by this canal which crosses the city center of Grau-du-Roi and which ends up flowing into the Mediterranean Sea between two large dikes at the end of which are two little lighthouses, a red one and a green one.. you can see them on the second photo.


Some little seagulls






The seaquarium in the Grau du roi


Some buildings around the Seaquarium


Inside the Seaquarium









Here we are in a different place, this is the South beach district, with the marinas.


On the beach, In the background, you can see La Grande Motte.


Here you can see some beautiful boats










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May 29, 2021, 03:41 PM
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Here are a few photos taken today.


Some photos taken in the Grau du roi


If I remember correctly, I went to this bar in January 2007 with my father.







This photo was taken from a dike.



These photos were taken on the port





May 30, 2021, 01:53 PM
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Tonight, new photos are available on the forum.

Some fishing boats in the Grau du roi




Here you can see the canal of the Grau du Roi.
At the end of the 16th century, a torrent of the Rhône River opened up a breach (called a grau) in the coastal barrier. This channel was called “Grau Henri” then “Grau du Roi” after the king Henri IV reinforced it by having two stone breakwaters built to protect it from silting. In the 18th century a channel was opened, leading from this sole maritime gateway in the department of the Gard to Aigues-Mortes. The town of Grau du Roi developed around this canal. The main activity became fishing.
Since, the town has raised itself to the rank of second biggest French fishing port on the Mediterranean. In the Old Port you can still soak in the charm of the trawlers chugging in by way of the swing bridge, the fish market and the quays strewn with nets and bordered by restaurants with picturesque façades.


Here you can see the harbor master of Port Camargue



Here you can see a marina in Port Camargue.
The construction of Port-Camargue, reclaimed from the sea between 1967 and 1985, gave Grau du Roi a marina that is today the most important in Europe. The port resembles a monumental reef of quays from which grows a maze-like mass of shops and luxury apartments, all with their own mooring berths.


Some boats





May 31, 2021, 08:49 PM
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The boats are just parked there where they make no money. Does this mean there are government restrictions for fishing? Or are there fewer and fewer fish in the Mediterranean?

June 01, 2021, 05:58 AM
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Well, I have bad news. The buyer of my apartment eventually walked away.
Maybe I will spend some time here during summer. I take that to be a sign of destiny.

June 01, 2021, 03:14 PM
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Tonight, I took a few photos in the Grau du Roi.
It is about 9 pm and the curfew has started.










June 01, 2021, 07:52 PM
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Tonight, I took a few photos in the Grau du Roi.
It is about 9 pm and the curfew has started.

Curfew? I was under the impression everybody was slowly opening up. At least that's what's happening here. As of this writing 50% of the population has been vaccinated at least the first dose. The New York Times web site as well as bing.com/covid has the details.