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Finally left Pont De Vaux, heading for the Sielle River about 1 hour north. Navigated our first lock together; a little scary as there is quite a large amount of water to exit the lock and it tends to swish the boat around, but we managed. Fortunately for us we had the very experienced Sheila and Alan in their boat there to help and advise us.
Headed north and entered another lock leading us into the Sielle River system. First port of call was La Trachere, ...
Massive blow out. Whoa, 2 huge nights in a row. Friday was a driving day, so we left Paris and cruised on through to the Contiki's own Chateau, Chateau de Cruix. It's nice old building on a hill with awesome views of the Beaujolais wine region.
As if the big night out in Paris wasn't enough, the P party at the chateau was a step up. Amazing how well people got dressed up considering we only found out there was any themed parties that day. I managed ...
... quite violently. But we survived and pottered down the rest of the canal at a stately 4 mph.
Invited to Alan and Shiela's boat for drinks and nibbles which turned into getting quite sloshed. An enjoyable way to end the day.
We are taking it easy over the next couple of days and then heading on our first foray down the canals, up the Saone, and onto the Sellie River heading to Louhans. Quite the little adventurers.
The story continues ...
... aromas, easy pace, - just great.
Still no joy with the boxes -have now sent off 6 documents to the agent to clear them from customs - very difficult, if they don't like a question the resort to French or -'it's not poss-cee-ible' -
Amanda here in 4 days time, have sussed out a route to take us up to Louhas on the Selle river, via the Soane.
Fuelled up are ready to have a go.
MACON, MAY 30
Today we are in Macon, a beautiful little town on the Soane. Tomorrow when we get to Lyon, we will enter the Rhone river. Dennis and I decided to spend the morning exploring this old town. We were docked between two bridges and we walked up to one bridge and walked over the bridge to get a perspective of the whole town. It really is charming and the waterfront is very beautiful. It is all in pavers with ...
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