Ibis Styles Macon Saint Albain La Salle
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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, ...
... their boat applauding.
Algeria had won a vital game in the world cup and the streets started to fill with youths running about or driving cars with people hanging out or indeed lying across bonnets, blowing their horns in celebration of the win. With all the noise they were creating we would have thought they had won the cup. It seems that this town had a big community of Algerians. The noise went on well past ...
Amanda finally arrived at the boat, jet lagged and tired having missed the connection flight and being diverted to Munich. Another flight, 2 train trips and a 50Euro cab trip and here she was. Life is good again and all is well. The markets were on next day so went shopping for .... you guessed it, cheese, wine, hams, fruit - Took the boat out and managed our first lock. Tricky little beggars as the incoming gushing water can pick the boat up and move ...
... to tell which was blue or red. We could then move back for the duration of the lift. If we were coming the other way the pole would be easier to reach from the stern but then it was very close to the cill which was dangerous to get caught on! When we were in the lock by ourselves we tried out several different techniques with the ropes so ST would ride out the swelling waters that seemed to come from different directions in each lock. In one lock ...
... plain. It tasted OK but nothing special. S&A had the eggs cooked in wine which looked much better. John and Sheila enjoyed the Quail, but Alan and Isi had the chicken which was well presented artistically but a bit disappointing. The chicken portion was cold (plates were hot) and not much of it. Also we did not have any wine or beer with the meal because it was far too expensive at €4.80 for 25cl.
We made our way ...
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