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Finally left Pont De Vaux, heading for the Sielle River about 1 hour north. Navigated our first lock together; a little scary as there is quite a large amount of water to exit the lock and it tends to swish the boat around, but we managed. Fortunately for us we had the very experienced Sheila and Alan in their boat there to help and advise us.
Headed north and entered another lock leading us into the Sielle River system. First port of call was La Trachere, ...
... between 3 tours. It ended up being a huge night for me. I was among the last standing again. I was told that I slept in the lobby when my room was occupied.
Midday Saturday was when I eventually woke up. Not in the lobby, I made it to bed. Not sure when, but it was early morning. Missed breaky, missed lunch. Lunch was at 1030 with a walk up a mountain so you could have a pickpocket on top. Matt, who also slept in, and I walked up at 12 ...
... 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 ...
Huge park in Lyon, with lakes, walk tracks, saw at least 5 wedding there, row boats, kids and dogs playing, couples holding hands, very warm, big trees, lots of ducks, more weddings, ice creams, more kids -great park:
Went to art museum, from Picasso's to modern French, usual stuff.
Went to Modern Art Gallery, a bit more interesting, with installations, 100's of sculptures,
PEROUGES, JUNE 1
This morning we drove for about 45 minutes to the medieval town of Perouges. This ancient town is still very well preserved. About 1500 people live in the town. It date from the 1400's. The streets are all river rock which they call "cobblestones". It is quite a challenge to walk on them. The buildings are very old ...