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Travel Blogs from St-Dizier
... after some frantic fiddling I enabled another map stored on the GPS and it started to work again. If Ian gets around to reading this when we are all home I hope it will bring a smile to his face!
I have shied away from mentioning the weather in case I give it the kiss of death but,just in case you haven't guessed from our pictures, we have been very lucky with the weather. I hope it holds for the rest of the trip.
... was a young lad who had lived and worked in Cambridge and fortunately had pretty fluent English and was able to translate some of her many great stories of troublesome guests! They also had a poodle of sorts who doubled as a "truffle" dog and a very efficient one too providing us with lovely accompaniment to entrecôte steak and the family with a valuable talent! She even gave us some truffle salt to take home. ...
Woken up by loud hooting, turned out to be the travelling bread van on a Sunday morning!
Not a lot in Vouecourt, a fountain house and a very old church.
Our Next stop was Langres, it is a fortified hill town. Walk part of the walls.
We went through the longest tunnel on our journey, 4.8km through the canal summit between the Marne and the Saone rivers.
Very rural journey for three days ...
... at Orconte, where we are now. The weed got thicker and thicker and we could feel the barge slowing as the wretched stuff started wrapping itself around the propeller. As we got to the lock before this one, we were stopped and had to tie up and wait for 2 hours. The VNF were using a steam shovel to dip the loose weed out of the space before the lock. While we sat there, they filled 7 or 8 small open backed trucks with all the weed they could hold. The trucks rushed ...
... When we got around the lake we got a nice hot chocolate plus a coffee of course. Dad told us that Le lac du Der is a man made lake built in the early 70's. It was built to capture surplus water in the winter which had been flooding land further down stream. The water is now stored and then released in the summer which prevents the flooding in the winter and provides much needed water ...
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