Motel Restaurant L'Etoile D'Or
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Langres is on some official list of the 50 most beautiful cities in France. It is certainly rather spectacular.
It sits atop a tall and quite steep hill above the canal and the surrounding countryside. Happily, there is a bus that runs from the train station down at canal level up to the city on top because I would not much like to walk it!
It is a continuously walled city, that began in Gallo-Roman times - forts have always been built atop ...
... 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 ...
... internet connection. Interestingly, the place has only two beds and pilgrims must arrive between 5pm and 7pm to secure their reservation. Any later?...hardies!!!
I should make the deadline even though it is a longer day than I would have liked. Hopefully, my sleep won't be disturbed greatly by the church bells that appear to sound every 15 minutes day and night. I'll let you know.
Postscript: NO BLISTERS for two consecutive days.
... I'm confident everything will be fine well before I'm called to kiss the foot of St. Peter at the Basilica in Rome. Another effective remedy has been to wear my wide-brimmed hat whenever I am walking in the daytime.
Some really good news is that my troublesome right knee is coping extremely well with the walk. I put this down to the fact that a lot of the VF route involves walking on asphalt road surfaces. While in no way a ...
... all in hibernation preparing for Christmas.
Stayed three nights at a gorgeous French Gite - la Maison Chaudenay - elegant but comfy with very friendly hosts. Isabelle and Yannick were very happy to show us around their 17th century wine press, 2 acres of peaceful park and gardens, underground wine cellars, a bakery and beautifully maintained 'bourgeoise' ...
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