At kilometer 284 (PK284) along the Rhone, we approach the city of Arles. Presently, there are no available pontoons or quays for pleasure craft on which to stop and secure for a visit into the city. The riverfront is under construction. So we took in the views as we passed through. Below, the Barriol Shipyard no longer offers a mooring for pleasure craft.
Previous Halte Fluviale now has one remaining pontoon that appears full with only a few local vessels.
Beneath Arles' second bridge.
Historical Arels' waterfront.
Peek down a side-street of the historical district.
Woman carrying a bucket of water from the Rhone.
From shore, a boat ramp must be nearby as this sign indicates an area where water sports are permitted such as water-skiing or the use of jet skis.
A deteriorated bridge; we joke, reminiscing from our Intracoastal Waterway travels through St. Augustine, FL that this was the "...original Bridge of Lions."
Arles Roman Amphitheater is viewed in the background below. A passenger vessel is docked at the riverfront wall, the area presently under construction.
Fishing vessel secured to a mid-river island. On the other side is possibly a nice anchorage, however anchoring is prohibited in the rivers and canals. In fact, our chart books do not indicate any depths or bottom textures. The chart is more like a road atlas depicting the channel and any precautions.
One last look at Arles.
No tour would be complete without a trip to the city dump. This appeared to be some type of scrap metal yard.
We continued past the junction of the Petite Rhone River, passing a fellow sailor heading downstream, onward toward Beaucaire.