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Travel Blogs from Besanšon
Tuesday 10th June 2014
The weather is hot and forecast is "iffy" for Jean (John's sister) and Margaret (our friend from Littlethorpe) who arrive later today.
We did some tidying up and gave ST a good wash down as the wind and rain had brought all the bits and pieces off the local trees. The temperature kept rising and it was getting very warm and close showing signs of a thunderstorm on the way!
... We walked through the town to see St Jean’s Cathedral passing Victor Hugo’s birth house, a Roman amphitheatre, the Time Museum, an ancient hospice of Saint Esprit, museum of fine arts, fountains and other churches and impressive buildings, including a strange house with very old tramlines going through the archway. There was a sign but we could not translate it.
It is a shame they have installed tram lines everywhere ...
... did before.
We completed the jobs about 3.30 by which time it was very very hot. At one point John went and sat on the bathing platform with his legs in the water but he started to fall asleep and did not want a rude awaking.
We had a great conversation with Isi’s clan who were all together at Steve’s house and we had a chat with John’s sister Eileen and husband Simon who hope be able to join us later in the year, all being well. Skype ...
Saturday 7th June 2014
We had a lazy lie in again before the heat took hold. John went off to Leroy Merlin to find a solution to our recovered table tops edging.
Work on the boat was limited because of the heat. John tried a new sealant on our slightly leaking windows inside and out and tested them with the hosepipe afterwards and so far so good. Isi took advantage of the heat and washed our duvets, which soon dried. John ...
Friday 6th June 2014
After a bit of a lie in John went for bread and came back with a Turkish loaf which he said in the North East it would be called a fadge loaf.
We bought new elastic bungee cord to replace some that had deteriorated over the winter so John set about making new ones using the old hooks and new cord. We got the decks ready with masking tape so we could tidy up the edges but the sun was very hot ...