Balladins Nevers Confort

8 Rue Louise Michel, Varennes-Vauzelles, Burgundy, 58640, France | Hotel
 

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A palace? Nearly.. Montmartre? Only just.

A travel blog entry by kathyducker

... a little but we finally a got "the other" menu. Headed out with Nevers in sight. Very excited about this stopover!! Our accommodation is a bit downgrade. We didn't pay all that much so we all know that saying?? Went to McDonalds for dinner. GOTTA experience foreign McDonalds. The young lady asked us where we were from and got very excited. She loves Australia. Tried for an early night for an early start ...

Frustrations!

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... lock keeper was selling Sancere wine at a reasonable cost €6.90, so we bought a bottle of rose to try.

On approaching the next lock we saw that one gate was open and it was 11.55 we thought we had hit on the keepers lunch time (12-1pm). We settled down to wait until 1pm. There was no shade and it was very hot and we wanted to get on our way again. After casting off to at the gate at 1pm we drifted ...

A happening!

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... and Adrian ( Misty Morning), Andries and Corre (MS. Abraham J, Dutch), Bruce and Yerda (Luxemotor Rival, USA), Erin and Steve (NZ ) on a hire boat (sometimes called bumpers by Bruce). We had a great time telling tales and talked of the people we had met. Dutch John the saxophone player was known by others. When it got to dusk and were all well into the evening John was asked to play his ukulele and to sing a few songs. When it got dark and the crowd wanted him ...

Finally a photo!

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... just got a chance to take a photo before the lock keeper used his boat hook and shoved it back into the lock with a shiver as he obviously did not like snakes, and it showed. Third time lucky with the photo of something unusual, but then as we were not moving and it was dead therefore it was not moving either, he could hardly fail!!

We had a good days sailing with 9 locks and arrived at Ménétréol-Sous-Sancere which ...

The waiting game!

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... it was just before 12 o'clock so it was their lunch time, so we tied up and waited again. This was a double lock and Jenny (on Misty Morning who had been in the other locks with us) had informed us that it had sloping sides, so very different and to have extra long ropes ready as there are no sliding bollards or ones in the walls. According to our chart the drop was over 9 metres but it did not say 9 metres in each lock ...

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