Travel Blogs from Cannes Ecluse
Thursday 10th July 2014
It was raining and raining hard, the first of the big barges passed by 6.50 ready for the first lock at 7am, so we were looking at being up a bit sooner than planned. In fact John was worried by the sounds he could hear (Isi did not have her hearing aids in). He went out to find the river had risen by a foot over night (fortunately we had our lines loose in case it went down as a precaution). This ...
... anywhere near the facilities (it was a very long quay but the rest had no facilities) meant getting in a very tight gap between the only 2 other boats on the quay which was an old cruiser (barge bollards in front of it) and a holiday ship (which was very long). Isi brought her in while John did the jumping ashore to tie us up. It really was a "made to measure gap" and then it really started to rain so we didn't leave ST. We had to add spring lines ...
... It was like freeze frame capture of how the seasons and the natural day light affected the look of the church. Sisley had applied to become a French citizen which due to the slow workings of the departments his citizenship was fully granted the year after he died. A lot of information and stories were told to us by the manager of the Tourist Information who was very helpful.
We bought a leaflet to get the full history ...
... Thai place in Currumbin) and lazed about on the boat reading for the next few hours. IN the early evening we went looking for wifi and found it at the Office de Tourisme to catch up on email and this blog. Denise made a superb curry for dinner and we finished it with a glass of red and some exquisite cheese. The evening was cool and quiet, the scenery beautiful and I could stay here for a month! Went to bed at about 10:15 -- still light! 1st ...
... today with my luggage or going through left luggage a la gare since I'm so tired. So I park myself with my book and wait for the train, looking forward to lying down and going to sleep right away! MY TRAIN IS LATE !Yes, my three hour wait turned into a long 5 hour wait, ugh. I buy a cheese pastry and a strawberry yogurt for dinner...OMG I had forgotten how wonderful yogurt is in Europe! So GOOD! I met a nice couple from Wyoming and talk ...
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