Hotel de Harlay
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... be on a canal with a lock every 2 kilometers. We had gotten used to 2 locks in a day, not 2 in an hour. At the end of the first day we were exhausted. But after a couple days you get used to it again. The scenery was rural and pretty, by and large, the towns small and a bit non-descript. We worked our way up - montant - to one of the renowned objects of barging in France - the Riqueval Tunnel. Instead of the original plan for 13 km of tunnel, the Riqueval is 5670 meters, around 3 ...
... back to the forest.
After the war, a visiting American,Arthur Fleming, who was involved in logging and construction in the Pacific Northwest, and purchased the land and built the beginnings of the California Polytechnic Institute (yep-Cal Tech) visited Compiegne. He came to see the rail car and decided that it should be properly housed and preserved in an appropriate setting. He donated money to the French government ...
... commercial barges gets a lot larger, also. The trente huits (38 meters) look small now. We have seen barges about 45-48 meters long, pushing a barge of the same length, go chugging by our spot here in Compiegne. That is about a football field worth of boat going by. They don’t slow down much (unless they are stopping for gas at the drive up fuel barge across the river) so we rock and roll in the wake quite a bit.
... I packed up ... I do have a process .....everything seems to have a place...I am kind of obsessing about keeping enough room in the top box to put me helmet in for when I go wander about when I stop. This lock that I have to carry around is a pain....but I figured a way to it all working. Seems I have packed enough socks for once....no chasing socks around in the morning....great workout but stressful. I am also glad I remembered to bring me outlet ...
... over one hundred Australian dollars. We have decided to try a different way going home.
The countryside is lovely, nice and green, but a different green than England. We got a glimpse of some lovely old french farm houses. I feel, that is going to be exciting exploring France.
Our room is good, we unpacked and Margaret got herself organized for tomorrow. We found out we could catch a free bus to the local ...