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... 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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... walls that surround the city proper. It is considered to be the largest continuously fortified town in Europe. In the 1800’s a citadel of military buildings was added contingent to the original wall, but a bit down hill. Those buildings are still there also but we didn’t get to them.
Diderot, the Frenchman who had the most to do with starting the Encylopedia in the Enlightenment spirit of the 1700’s was born in Langres. There is a statue ...
... the “continental divide” in the sense that rivers on the south, Soane side, flow south to the Med, and on the north, Marne side, rivers flow to the Channel.
The locks on the Soane side are mostly all automatic. When you get to the Marne side, headed down, there is a long serious of manual ones that come with a traveling lock-keeper. The automatics are started by the remote clicker, and then once inside you have to raise a blue rod ...
... room sloped quite markedly, but each in a different direction. Altering my posture to cope with these shifting floor angles wasn't that easy when already shuffling awkwardly at the end of the day's walk.
Two other things to mention briefly concern the weather and the crops. It rained yesterday for the first time in over two weeks. The day before had been cool and cloudy, so it came as no surprise when ...
... up my provisions as best I could. My evening meal comprised two satchets of cuppa-soup (French onion variety) and a packet of four breakfast biscuits brought with me from the UK. It did the trick for a while, but I was forced to dip into today's rations and have an apple and two more biscuits for supper.
I had hoped to watch the France match on TV last night, but a 10pm start was just a little late for a tired pilgrim expecting an early start the next day. I ...