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... as they were lovely. After a quick breakfast and before we went back on to the canal and first lock we motored down to take a look at the new marina being constructed with new long lengths of pontoon and some finger pontoons added further down. There was also a very posh looking Capitainerie with all amenities to come, no doubt. Anzin is a city that has recognised the potential boating holiday makers and the money their good facilities will attract.
... on the zapper (John has renamed it the Magic Wand as it worked far better than all the other devices we have used) with no problems, then the big locks that were manned and in radio contact were virtually ready to go into. These locks are sectioned so may be 6 boats our size could go into the small section (about ¼ of the whole lock) and would operate that part of the lock only to save water and time. We went in the front and they emptied the whole lock ...
... 1.75 hours although it felt longer. When we came out there was a line of big and small boats waiting with barges at the front then the cruisers then a couple of little ones on the tail end. We did not envy them especially the ones at the back.
We trailed behind the Peniche who was going very slowly so then we stopped for tea and a bit more breakfast before the first lock knowing we would not get it with him but when we set away again we soon ...
... then realised it was something bigger as t came towards ST and it turned out to be a dog. We have seen dogs in the canal before but there is always an owner nearby, so thought nothing more about it even though we could not see someone. John didn't see it until we had passed it, except seeing a large shape swimming behind us. When we had tied up John rode back on his bike (because we never did see anyone) only to find another dead rabbit, dying hedgehog ...
Saturday 26th July 2014
We left our mooring at Seraucourt les Grand after a pleasant evening for a short cruise. The Dutch and Belgians were up and away by 7.30 they wanted to do and see a lot but they only had 6 weeks. They were very jealous of our 5 months cruise. There was a mother moorhen with 4 young chicks, a late second brood as they were quite tiny.
It was Saturday so we would get to St Quentin well in time for the ...
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