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Travel Blogs from St.-Amour
... where we spent the night. Big thunder storms surrounded us and it teamed buckets, windows leaked in the boat some more so a little more of the repairs were necessary. Hot days and stormy nights were the order of the day (wishful thinking maybe??) with delightful dinners, good company with Alan and Shiela once we had docked. Continued up the river to Lauhans in time for the live animal markets on Monday morning. Very interesting with all sorts of animals available ...
... quite violently. But we survived and pottered down the rest of the canal at a stately 4 mph.
Invited to Alan and Shiela's boat for drinks and nibbles which turned into getting quite sloshed. An enjoyable way to end the day.
We are taking it easy over the next couple of days and then heading on our first foray down the canals, up the Saone, and onto the Sellie River heading to Louhans. Quite the little adventurers.
The story continues ...
... aromas, easy pace, - just great.
Still no joy with the boxes -have now sent off 6 documents to the agent to clear them from customs - very difficult, if they don't like a question the resort to French or -'it's not poss-cee-ible' -
Amanda here in 4 days time, have sussed out a route to take us up to Louhas on the Selle river, via the Soane.
Fuelled up are ready to have a go.
... street we came to the square which had a beautiful wooden house on the corner that is very well known. Further down the same street was the Hotel de Ville and St. Peter's cathedral. This was very beautiful. Of course, we went inside. It is a very old Gothic cathedral with the altar draped for Ascension Day. We then stopped at a local cafe and had cappuccino.
There will be a wine and cheese tasting this afternoon.
... goats were especially cute. There was a small white goat that was only 10 days old. All of the goats in the barn were the females and the males were out in the pasture. Each goat gives about 1.5 liters of milk per day. The farm sells goat milk as well as goat cheese. They had a tasting of goat chesse and white wine. Dennis enjoyed this stop immensely.
Next we went to the famous abbey in Cluny. At one ...