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... 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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... whole thing. That also took us past the Hotel de Ville and an interesting modern building that holds the art museum. The train actually drives on the ramparts and some of the places it squeezes through are amazingly small!
The countryside around Langres has several large man made lakes, all manner of outdoor recreation forts, abbeys, crafty things. Not an area we had ever been in before but a great place to visit in France. I expect we will be back again sometime. ...
... 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 ...
... in one building, whereas the handbasin and shower were in another building across the road. Though an odd arrangement, it sure beats the idea of wild camping, which was fast becoming the only other option open to me. Moreover, it made my 5 euro lodgings in an annex to the presbytery at Langres Cathedral appear positively palatial in comparison. The unusual aspect of this dwelling place was that it was an old building ...