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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, ...
... charge so put the jump lead on that and the starter and ST started. John reset up the batteries with the solar panel back to the starter.
The drama over we continued to Montceau les Mines without further incident (pronounced in French it sounded like Mussolini), with the 3 Danish men behind us in the locks seeing as they had caught us up,. We moored up next to a pleasant Dutch couple in their cruiser and ...
... 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 ...
Thursday 19th June 2014
We had to make a decision as to which direction to go as we head for Paris. We decided last night but still discussing it this morning.
1. On the Bourgogne canal, Canal du Nivernais and Canal de Briare etc would be 900km and 407 locks!. The Bourgogne is the highest and one of the prettiest in France but also has the largest amount of locks which are still manually operated by a lock keeper who ...
Wednesday 18th June 2014
We had planned to have a little lie in but John had to take the car back to Europcar by 8.20. After breakfast he hung out the washing (Isi had done a final load this morning and cooked bacon and egg!). Isi was just getting in the shower and checked her phone for messages and that is when she found the message from Sheila and Alan who would be with us at 12 to go for a Plat du Jour at Chalon. We ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking