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Today marks the beginning of the Loire Nature section of the Eurovelo 6. This section goes from Orleans to Nevers, a distance of 223k. It is described as the transition from the Royal Loire with all of its chateaus to the wild Loire that man has tried to tame with canals and bridges. We leave the river along this section and follow the towpath …
10th July Back to Briare In the morning we waited for the Office de Tourisme to open and the lady there took us across the road to the Church of St. Martin. Took lots of photos. (I finally got all the iPads and phones backed up so I can now access Denise's photos-- can't promise I will have the energy or patience to go back through this blog and add more now, however!) The weather was not good but we were pleased we stopped long ...
... went through the stop gate which, mercifully, was open. We proceeded on to Briare where we moored at a bollard, put a stake in for the bow and them went to do some shopping. After shopping and looking for wine glasses to replace the two broken ones, we headed for the pont canal. This beautiful structure was designed and built by Eiffel in the late 1890's. It carries the canal over the ...
... but as we were near the gates the wind pushed us forward over the beam causing the lock to stop!! We then had to tie up and wait, but fortunately not long as the lock keeper from the last lock came on his bike and sorted us out. He reminded us that the next lock would be closed between 12 and 1 so we pressed on to try and make it through. We arrived at 11.45 but the keeper had gone, so much for their 12-1. They had left the gates open so we went in ...
... we had had, in fine fashion without a hitch. Lunch was imposed on us at lock #12 - Gazonne - because of lunchtime for the eclusier and we took a lot of photos. The rest of the trip to Ouzouer-sur-Trezee was uneventful and the six locks were frankly easy. After mooring and having lunch we spent a few hours having showers and then a well earned rest--I did that is, and Denise read. After dinner I went for a walk around the village and out into ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Henri IV Sully-sur-Loire
A homely two star hotel with lovely staff. Very welcoming and hospitable. Not glamorous but a pleasant place to stay in lovely town. .
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