Grand Hotel de l'Europe
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After having to delay our departure by two days following the sad loss of the wing mirror and its housing, we headed off to Dover on the first leg of our Italian adventure on Thursday 16th April. The mirror of the newly replaced wing mirror housing took flight somewhere on the M40 so we have improvised with my make-up mirror and ...
... couple of 'bonus' climbs before we arrived at the river. The route out of Besancon was a bit more trafficky but we managed OK without getting lost or losing each other! Once clear of Besancon our route has been a delight - mile after mile of undulating empty roads through a mix of woodland and farmland. Near the end of our day we came across a road closure at a railway bridge but fortunately the diversion was quite short.
132km on the clock for the ...
... the mighty river Saone. Three times wider than the Thames even though still 100 miles from the Mediterranean.
Stopped at Pontailler-sur-Saone and at Auxonne before reaching our winter berth at St Jean de Losne in Burgundy.
Our journey home commences by train with stops at Dijon, Troyes and Paris and finally the Eurostar.
Cheers for now!
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... of Langres, dating back to the 300’s in a nearly continuous list. In the 1600’s a number of other religious houses took up residence there. A large building around a courtyard built for the Jesuits now houses the College Diderot and a couple former abbeys now hold public institutions and government offices.
The city walls were built and then improved, with Vauban, the famous military architect, contributing. There is a total of 8 kilometers ...
... the rest of the cycle. They move the blue rods from one side of the lock to the other, randomly, with no pattern you find until you get there - which ever side was easiest to run the electrics I imagine. Since we only have locking ropes for one side of the boat - front and back - there is often a last minute scramble to move the ropes from the left to the right or the right to the left. I am making notes as we go on our canal maps so the next time ...