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... look at the Corinth canal, there were a lot of tours going out this morning all around the area. Not only did we see the fort closer up but also a small island in the harbour which was Venetian initially, it became a prison, is now a protected site.
Our guide was another good one, full of enthusiasm and she did give an enormous amount of information and history in the half hour drive but you could filter it out – she was actually saying ...
... heavy rain and winds and the tug had to release the ship. We had to wait until 10:45am until the winds settled before the tug could safely pull us through the canal. It is a difficult journey with constant observation and directions from the pilots and manoeuvring of the ship by the captain and bridge crew. Our ship only just fit into the canal. We watched the journey ...
... and it was pretty basic roadways and footpaths a couple of little kids begging! We walked over to the bridge and: "Ooooh Woooowwwww.
The length of the canal is a little over 6 kilometres, ( approx 4 miles). The highest point of the cutting is 78 metres (roughly 250 feet), and the width on the surface of the water is 24.6 metres, (roughly 276 feet). The dept is 8.30 metres (roughly 25 feet.)
It is very interesting that the ...
... again on it in 1882 and was finished in 1893. After this time the income into Corinth fell drastically and the city declined.
The canal is only 4 miles long, but the walls are extremely steep being 26 feet deep. It is only 75 feet wide. There are two bridge at ground level that cross the waterway and three bridge at the top. The two lower bridges are wooden on steel supports. They go down into the water to a depth on 8 feet when boats ...
... the cape between the seas. The most interesting thing was that it was designed in ancient Roman times but built in the 19th century using the original Roman plans. Quite amazing.
We have entered into the world of the New Testament where St Paul and his companions established the first Christian communities throughout his four missionary journeys. The plan is to journey out to Ancient Corinth this morning where the apostle Paul lived for almost two years, teaching the ...
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