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Not that you just sit back and relax though, as there was plenty of work to do as we made our way through the numerous locks which took you up or down, depending on your direction. Over the week we passed through more than sixty locks which are now almost fully automated. Beside every lock stood the homes of the former lock masters, most now sadly ...
We set out for a walk first thing and found lovely trails heading into the hills and along the river. So good to get the early morning air with the sound of cow bells. A good breakfast at our hotel the left around 10.30 for a long drive to Freiberg. We managed to stay off most if the major roads and got a spectacular route through highways 198 and 200 ...
... are still manually operated and then we were given a zapper. We gave him a bottle of Guinness as a thank you for his extremely speedy service and he looked very pleased to receive it.
The return to Montbéliard went very smoothly except for our usual problem of gunge blocked in the intake, but our trick now works and it cleared so we were able to carry on without delay. We even ...
... military fanatic, His boat was built in Germany 1930, a military boat that had been used at sea on different German missions, most famously transporting important prisoners from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea. He told us he also had a bomb release handle from a Lancaster bomber.
The walk was basically on the flat, at first in the shadow of the trees where it could feel quite chilly but in the sunshine marvellous. There ...
... good, and after all of that, Ness even got away tuna free. We're still laughing about the hufferty, grumpy pants now.
During the rest of our drive, I pointed out what I thought was a handsome young man that I thought Ness would appreciate. It turned out that he wasn't in fact that young, and he wasn't even a silver fox... just a balding old man with a bit of stubble. I should really see about getting my eyes checked when I get the bladder checked. Deary ...
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