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... explains it all as well. They also have a restaurant here; as it is Sunday it was closed unfortunately, however the shop has an array of pre-cooked tinned or bottled fare. We bought a delicious cassoulet of duck for dinner (we had purposely run down our supplies on the boat so that we didn't have to transport a lot of food) as well as some other delicacies.
A wee bit of planning for the next couple of days over happy hour, then an early night all round.
... Sunday - woke to clouds and rain. Even had thunder and lightning. Town was deserted! Went for a walk in the afternoon and then down to the train station to book our tickets to Bordeaux, Paris and Essen. Very easy to do. Had dinner in and an alcohol free ...
... We moored for a quick lunch at Moncrabeau, then carried on to our port for the night: Condom (no s******ing at the back of the class, please). It was the birthplace of D'Artagnan, a captain in Louis XIV's guard, who was the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas's 3 Musketeers stories. There's a large statue of them in the town centre.
The local tipple is Armagnac - another type of brandy, and there is a museum ...
... have to obtain some samples - purely in the name of research, for Sarah - and they are divine.
Dinner was enjoyed at another riverside restaurant, once the heat of the day had subsided, then we spent several hours on the top deck of the boat gazing at the old buildings which were all lit up for the night. None of us wanted to go to bed - it was ...
Last full day on the canals. Went for another ride in the morning and explored the countryside. After lunch headed for Agen. Only had the four locks in a row before the viaduct to contend with. For the first time this week, we had another boat in the locks with us. Very difficult being the front boat - the water comes into the locks quite fast. I helped the other crew with their ...
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