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TRAFFIC.... DEFINITELY!!! With the difficulties we had in Paris we though we would have one more try at seeing some sights. We packed up and headed for the Palace of Versailles. There were (I realise I am prone to exaggerate but am not doing so) 70 tour buses, thousands of cars and millions of people (OK... I slipped back into exaggeration at the end there). We could see the line was incredibly long with no ...
... John’s unusual sightings, the otter – no photo, the water rat – no photo, this time John had gone up to the bow when we were in a lock to do the bow line, when he saw something curled round in the water like a piece of old rope, but it wasn’t! He grabbed the boat hook and fished it out on to the lock side. It was a dead snake!! It must be about 3’ long and the last 7" more like a rat’s ...
... in the lock and knowing that the locks close at 10 due to the water shortage, we doubted we would get to the second lock in time. Sure enough when we got out the lights had been switched off so we had to wait until 10.30 to go through the 2nd lock and out of the branch canal to on to the main canal. It took us almost 2 hours to travel 3 kilometres! When we arrived at our next lock with aqueduct in front we had a red light ...
... it is still being worked on today). The new modern stained glass windows gave incredible lighting throughout.
We had a great steak lunch for €9 each (bargain) and then went on to look at the different areas of the city following the blue tourist line (a great idea). The city had what we first thought was washing hanging across the street as they were not flags more like pillow cases, but must be their sort of street decorations. We saw ...
... to free up the water intake that keeps the engine cool. We noticed this before the engine overheated this time!
Isi has a backlog of blogs to publish as we have not had WiFi for a while as well as checking emails and banking etc. She also tries to name and date photos as well as the write ups so there is always something to do. We spoke to Dawn and Margaret on Skype and even though the picture was not brilliant it was nice to have a ...
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