Auberge des Templiers
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... windows cleaned. Made it back to Briare about 5pm, filled up with fuel (80 litres for 166 kilometres and 41 engine hours is not bad!), sorted out our computer backups and settled down to another of Denise's meals and a very welcome early night in bed. 11th July The final anchorage-- Briare Washing, cleaning, buying train tickets and arranging to meet our French hosts tomorrow was the order of the day. Got most of that done by ...
... area beside a stream where the washing was done centuries ago.) Denise cooked a great meal and we read for some time. We are finding the iBooks system very easy to use. The iBooks application ("app" in modern lingo) is needed and is free; just download it. Then go into Store and buy what you want to read. Your Apple account is charged. Prices are better than bookstore rates. After the book is downloaded it appears on your bookshelf. ...
... went through the stop gate which, mercifully, was open. We proceeded on to Briare where we moored at a bollard, put a stake in for the bow and them went to do some shopping. After shopping and looking for wine glasses to replace the two broken ones, we headed for the pont canal. This beautiful structure was designed and built by Eiffel in the late 1890's. It carries the canal over the ...
... when we were ready.
Our luck had changed in the end as it rained most of the day and was also quite windy making it not the most pleasant of sails. John had put our rain cover up so it kept the worst of it off us as we do prefer to be outside if possible. Isi saw a moorhen and chick we also saw a couple of cormorants or shags. We have not seen these birds in France until today.
The locks were n the whole OK and on this canal they ...
We set off about 9.20 am and headed about 4 km down to Rogny les Sept Ecluse to the first lock of the day. At Rogny it was rainy but they were still trying valiantly to set up for a Nautical fete for the day. We did not want to stay but, as we had not given any notice of our coming to the eclusier, we had a bit of a wait until the next boat in our direction arrived. We then went through the next six locks, choosing to be the first boat in the lock against ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking