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Travel Blogs from Villeneuve-sur-Yonne
Wednesday 9th July 2014
It was another lazy start, but productive, in as much as we completed blog write ups, Isi then typed them up and sorted photos and went over to the Capitainerie to publish, as John went off to find some shopping. He came back with a baguette and a very expensive cheese from the brand new Fromargerie we saw yesterday. There were samples on the counter for him to try and it was just so nice he bought some, ...
Tuesday 8th July 2014
After a long rest and lie in, the weather outside looked like it was going to clear up a bit or be very changeable. It turned out we got option 2. When we got up we set about doing various jobs and taking a further look at our passage planning. Isi and Dawn were working at pick up and drop off stations for when she, Hattie and Jamie fly in on Saturday for a week with us. After a ...
... we have read that they are due to be completed by August 2014. There were around 9 engineers and a digger trying to knock down an old lock keepers office box. It took ages to get through this lock but at least there was something to watch. The poor lock keeper looked really fed up with all the noise and the slowness of the lock filling and emptying. We had our answer at least to know they are working on them during the season. At the last lock we ...
... work after 7pm when the locks are closed or will finish them out of season.
We had a hold up at an automatic lock where the lights did not register our arrival (usually an amber flashing light) but this lock was at a river junction with just a barrier to tie up to where we could not get shore. It was very difficult to hold ST with the wind as it was pushing us forward but eventually we had a flashing amber light meaning the gates were ...
... emergency stop pole can be very sensitive. There was a mooring bollard right next to the poles and our mooring line did touch it but not hard, and it stopped the lock! Fortunately a man came very quickly and started it again. After that we used bollards well away from the poles!
We saw at least 6 people looking for something in the grass on the canal side today. They were all using a stick to poke around and carrying a plastic bag!! Truffles, no they ...
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