Hostellerie du Royal Lieu
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... or take and I don't want to do that math. It is well lighted and more than 5 meters wide, but when they built it back in the late 1700's it was designed to have men pull the barges through. It took 8 or 9 men about 13 hours for a transit. Pretty soon they went to horses and then they tried diesel engines. That didn't work well, though, because they had never built in ventilation, so they settled on electric motors on a boat that follows a cable system built into the bottom of ...
... clearing was enlarged and a building was built to house the train car.
Then along came WWII. When Petain agreed to surrender France to the Germans, Hitler and his generals went to the Forest of Compiegne and had the French sign the armistice documents in the Foch’s train car. He then arranged for the train car to be shipped to Berlin, where it was on display for the German people. It was then destroyed. The ...
... Getting moored was interesting. There is only one port here, off the river, and it is only for boats of less than 15m. We looked at going in but it was clearly very full and it didn’t look like we would fit, so we didn’t go in. (We have since visited and verified with the Captainerie that we are too big.) So we had to tie up to the long section of quay near the middle of town. Fine, except this particular quay is ...
... that would have been a pain. starting to feel like a vagabond....not in one place for too long.
Either way the weather was as usual...ifffy.. so loaded up....sparked the bike up. Must say its running like a top. the 6 cylinder engine in that thing does have a sound that inspires....keep blipping the throttle just cuz its fun to do it. Have to say that the torque it puts out is crazy....I can keep it in 5th if i want to.....it can start in ...
... So off we went, had a look around, but by now we are just so tired, even Margaret. Back on the bus to our motel, we hadn't eaten since breakfast on the boat, and we were hungry.
We went off to the old town of Roissy to find ...