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TRAFFIC.... DEFINITELY!!! With the difficulties we had in Paris we though we would have one more try at seeing some sights. We packed up and headed for the Palace of Versailles. There were (I realise I am prone to exaggerate but am not doing so) 70 tour buses, thousands of cars and millions of people (OK... I slipped back into exaggeration at the end there). We could see the line was incredibly long with no ...
... Throughout the day we had thunder, lightning, (not very much) rain showers and a little hail but in between outbursts of lovely sunshine, and it was a very pleasant temperature. We had waterproofs on then off and at one point had to steer from inside as the heavens opened so suddenly, but the rain is needed.
In the evening we did some odd jobs and ready for bed early as it is amazing how tiring all this waiting around can ...
... which had a big queue. Then on the return walk back to ST he picked up some info on bus services from the tourist information.
On the way back John had a closer look at an abandoned open air swimming complex next to the marina, consisting of 2 big water slides going into their own pool (now filled in with concrete), a beach type pool with wave machine, a serious swimmers pool and 3 smaller pools for the young children. The buildings that would ...
... and see the progress that Ads has made with the house. It is going to be a very special place once it’s all finished.
That evening the kids played at the house (lots of free babysitting) and Ads, Abby and I went out to the local restaurant (le Kaolin). Great rustic French food and the locals are very funny - they all appear to be in love with Abby.
The next day was to be a day trip for some fun by the river. Alas, we were ...
... if we had got through our next lock is automatic into the embranchment to Nevers.
We arrived at 2.30 for the Nevers embranchment to find the lights switched off but a boat coming out. John made a phone call to the tourist office which was the only telephone number around (not even a tannoy in the lock) and they said it would open at 3pm. They are conserving water and yes we can see it is down by a foot from its normal level. We ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility