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Another fabulous few weeks have passed and we are nearing the end of this year’s cruise - sad really, but time just slips by and then suddenly its over. Since the last blog, we've had a great trip up the Doubs (without a paddle). As we mentioned last time, Dole was the best little town that we have thus far visited, with its old roman walkways etc. After Dole we proceeded in a North Easterly direction up the river ...
... the Bold (Duke of Burgundy) who set up a parliament & council etc
... we paid for our drinks. We had similar service there yesterday when I had difficulty connecting to the Internet. The bar looked as rough as guts but the people..... We were going to stay here another night but a big barge wanted to squeeze in, so Bruce elected to move round to the Marina. He has wintered his boat in this Marina several times so knows the people pretty well but it is not as picturesque as mooring on the ...
... enjoyed the walk. In the afternoon we travelled back to S J de L and moored on the riverfront as before. We ate in the same restaurant as last time. Glen is and Bruce had the frogs legs as an entree and shared one with me. I had had them before and they are nothing to rave about. I had a large plateful of whitebait which I enjoyed but T was disappointed with her Beef ...
... trees along the canal and flower-bedecked locks.
Dole was the capital of Franche-ComptÚ until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parliament from Dole to Besanšon. The 1995 film, Happiness is in the Field, was set in Dole. Will have to try and find that.
It's a small town of old stone buildings stretched out along the canal lined with barges, with the usual big church as ...