ibis Saint Dizier
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... about to knock it off for the evening.
We managed to find space at the halte for the night and the next day a couple people left and we got backed up to where we could reach the power cord. While Stan was moving lines and arranging all that a full size trente-huit (38 m - the full size commercial peniche) went through the lock headed towards us. A very small little power boat pulled away from the halte here and headed up the canal while the peniche was ...
"Everyone let's go and see the lake" says mum. Sometimes we have those moments when you say "oh really! Do we have to?" but we always just got to let it go. So that morning we went and had a walk around the lake - Le lac du Der. On our way driving to the lake we bought some free range eggs from a vending machine outside a farm - kind of like an honesty box like we have back home. ...
... take back to NZ such as lilos and snorkels. One last trip to the "8 a huit" (convenience shop) which is a bit of a misnomer as it is not open "8am-8pm" but closes for about 3hrs in the middle of the day and closes at 7.30pm! Also some sustenance from the bakery for the car trip ahead, some gas for Zippy and we were off heading north towards Champagne. Our first hurdle was just north of Annecy when "Lisa" misdirected us just through a toll booth by telling us to stay in the ...
... tracks, quiet country roads and sleepy, well-kept villages that border the river Aube that helps give this town its name. The views are really quite special and I'm not entirely sure my phone captures them well enough.
To conclude today's events, I'll share two rare sights I saw today. First, I saw my first fellow pilgrim in quite a few days. I was taking a short drinks break in a village when this 40yrs+ French guy in a ...
... I could heat my 'TV dinner' and have a cup of coffee too. Beer and wine were part of the deal, which only required me to sign the visitors' book and to make a donation according to my means/conscience. What a wonderful service!
I slept reasonably well and was up and out by 8am,while the good folk of the village were still asleep in their characterful old-fashioned timbered houses.
I walked through open fields of ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking