Hotel Du Commerce
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Felling a little seedy we decided not to move on today. I walked up into town to get the baguette for lunch. After lunch we all went for a walk up through town where we had a drink in a kerbside cafe and then down through the park back to the river. We played Rummikub that night to their rules. I finally conceded to Bruce as it approached ...
... 2 people on the side, so they could go in, and assist getting the ropes onto their mooring, and ensuring that the lock would work. We have an automatic lock machine for this part of the canal, given to us when we first entered the canal. It looks like a large television remote, and is activated when we are a clip,e of hundred metres out. The lock lights change, the water empties if neded, and if no one else is in or co gin from the other direction, ...
... lunch we headed down to the 'new' town for our afternoon concert. Our hosts, the Brass Band du Laonnais, played the first half of the concert in the Conservatory of Music and Dance. Before they commenced, they read out the story of the Australian involvement in France in WWI (in both French and English - bless them!), and said how honoured they were to have the Australians visiting in such an important anniversary year. It was very well written and ...
... olds who spoke pretty good English. I think they were the geek crowd, but they were cool guys. We hung out at a friend's apartment and talked, drank beer, and smoked a little hashish. A great French experience! Of course, I didn't get back to the hostel until 4 am, and got a little lost before I did.
The next day was mostly just overcast, so I went out with the Marseille roommate and saw the cathedral and an old Roman gate. I ...
... instead of a trailer, for this is probably the 4th time I have overturned the trailer on this trip. I have to especially be careful when around curbs, or when turning quickly. Other than this, it doesn't appear to have many downsides and the bike remains easy to manipulate. It just feels like I am pulling someone on rollerblades behind me.
The terrain has become gently rolling hills, slowing me down, but a welcome change. My second ...
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