Hotel Le Grand Val
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... couple of 'bonus' climbs before we arrived at the river. The route out of Besancon was a bit more trafficky but we managed OK without getting lost or losing each other! Once clear of Besancon our route has been a delight - mile after mile of undulating empty roads through a mix of woodland and farmland. Near the end of our day we came across a road closure at a railway bridge but fortunately the diversion was quite short.
132km on the clock for the ...
... 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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... and also one that was most heavily armed. It was also blissfully cool in there - not surprising since the walls were a good 6-7 feet thick. There was a lower chamber, dug down into the ground, which had had smaller cannons on the outer edges, and a large central stone pillar with vaulting holding up the ceiling. There was a middle chamber, slightly offset from the lower, also with side areas for cannon and a much higher ceiling, also supported with stone pillar and ...
... the rest of the cycle. They move the blue rods from one side of the lock to the other, randomly, with no pattern you find until you get there - which ever side was easiest to run the electrics I imagine. Since we only have locking ropes for one side of the boat - front and back - there is often a last minute scramble to move the ropes from the left to the right or the right to the left. I am making notes as we go on our canal maps so the next time ...
... the weather forecast, which announced a change in the weather this weekend. I have become accustomed to walking in mid-20 Celsius temperatures these past two weeks and so the thought of having to don my waterproofs again is quite unappealing right now.
One last incident from yesterday concerned the absence of a stamp in my pilgrim's credencial/passport. The owner of the property misunderstood my request for a stamp and brought me a written invoice ...