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... third one up front was OK). Without the mooring line our rear end started heading right out into the canal and we missed the back of the disappearing peniche by way less than I like to think about.
Luckily, at no real cost, it taught us a good lesson about how well you need to be tied up just in case one of those puppies goes by in a hurry!
We are sitting about 14 km from Vitry le Francois, which is the end point of this canal and ...
... summer - a win win situation. The lake at its peak in the winter covers up to 4,800 hectares and in the summer can shrink to 1,000 hectares. After visiting the lake we went home for some lunch - scrambled eggs of course! Then we went to a hippodrome where there was a horse competition and we were supporting the blue team. There were 1, 2 or 4 horses pulling a cart with people on ...
... our minds and continued on our way to Droyes stopping only once at a picnic area just after 1pm. As we drove north the landscape changed and we found ourselves driving through many crops such as corn, wheat and fields of sunflowers. The architecture changed somewhat too from the large, multi storey Savoyarde style alpine dwelling to a more Englishlooking dark oak and white plaster almost Tudor style house. We arrived at our farmhouse accommodation around 4.30pm to greet ...
... of speed about it. Late on this morning, I stumbled across a mother deer with a tiny doe trailing behind her. I was surprised they didn't sense my presence sooner, but once they did they were off like a shot across the fields. I managed to take a photo of them but it was only when they were far away enough in a field to risk looking back at where I might be.
All in all, it was a great day to be walking the Via Francigena.
... I won't be able to have a shower. As I'm walking alone, and wearing 'odour control' walking gear, it' basically a case of 'pas de problem'.
One last thing before I go: this town is famous for being the place where a certain Napoleon Bonaparte studied. There are monuments to him everywhere and there is also a musuem not 5 feet away from where I'm sitting. I really should be in there rather than blogging to you lot. Au revoir for ...
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