Le Soleil D'or
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... them and we shared a lovely moment with him where language was irrelevant! We then went on to Verdun where the horrendous battle occurred in WW1 with hundreds of thousands of deaths, very moving and sensitively commemorated. Arrived in Menil, our next stop, to find that unfortunately we had managed to leave our itinerary file behind in Huy! So we didn't have an address to go to. H of course, oblivious to my panic ...
... the mighty river Saone. Three times wider than the Thames even though still 100 miles from the Mediterranean.
Stopped at Pontailler-sur-Saone and at Auxonne before reaching our winter berth at St Jean de Losne in Burgundy.
Our journey home commences by train with stops at Dijon, Troyes and Paris and finally the Eurostar.
Cheers for now!
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My enduring memories of the Champagne-Bourgogne canal will be soggy. From the day we started the canal to now, as I sit on Encore waiting for Stan to get back from returning the rental car - there have been only a very few days - one was the 90+ degree day in Langres - that have not been cloudy and cool and most have had at least some rain. It is sprinkling as I write this.
We have gotten pretty used to driving and locking in the rain. The temperature ...
... they had to get around obstacle courses and were judged on how well they did it. When our team finished we left and went home. We lit the fire as it was a bit chilly (quite a change from the previous week!) and played a game of Jungle Speed and Uno and Yahtzee. After the games we watched the soccer. And Netherlands beat Mexico 2-1 Love ...
... when walking. The only people unhappy with this news are likely to be the pharmacists in towns along the way, who have made good money selling me Compeed plasters by the crateload.
The only other thing that has required a medical intervention has been a sun blister on my lower lip. It happened in the first few days in France before I realised how hot the sun was on my face. It has much improved since I started using Factor 50 lip ...