Day 1,057: Mediterranean Cruise 2. Sète, France.

Sète, France, is a coastal town in Languedoc near Montpelier.  It is noted for its seafood, tourism, and canals. A favorite local sport is water jousting.  Boats propelled by oars move toward each other.  On a platform in the bow of each boat is a man with a shield and a blunt lance.  As the boats are about to pass each other, each jouster tries to knock the other into the canal.

Sète, France, is a Languedoc town
Where Sèteois play a game of renown
In rowboats they have fights
They joust just like knights
As their rivals, they try to knock down.

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