Premiere Classe Valenciennes Ouest - Petite-Foret
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... to transfer at Lille. Not just trains, but entire train stations! It was a 10 minute dash across the streets to jump on the next train. Who needs drugs when you can get that sudden, intense rush of adrenaline that comes from having only minutes to find your next train. What platform? Where is that? Argh! Ha-ha! Today was our day though - smooth sailing from start to finish.
... weather kept changing into the evening with torrential downpours and Steve went dancing in it just for the hell of it with Sasha and Ella joining in for a minute or two. They were absolutely soaked!
The evening meal was a risotto cooked by Isi with her bad back but feeling a bit easier, accompanied by more massive thunder and rain storm.
We played Rummikub again and a bit of reading once both cheeky monkeys were in ...
... the water. She was very hesitant at first but once in she thoroughly enjoyed it and jumped in off the boat too. Ella had to be woken up and was really groggy, but still wanted to go in like her big sister and not to be outdone. Ella was a bit cold but determined to stay in the water, until she had to come out for her health’s sake.
It was a wonderful evening of sunshine so we got the dinghy off ST and Steve identified ...
Friday 1st August 2014
When we woke up John didn't feel too well, weak and tired even though he had a good night’s sleep. He even went without breakfast, just drinking water instead, which is unheard of usually. Isi had a twinge in the back so suggested we stay put for another day and get the washing done and usual catch up chores as well as seeing Mons itself.
Steve, Nanka, Sasha and Ella were in touch this morning ...
... barges and a container port as well as a few cruisers.
When we moored up at Mons we were helped by an Australian couple David and Melanie. They are originally from Rhodesia and now Australians and live in Perth. They had lived for a time in South Africa, China and Indonesia due to David being a mining engineer. David is now retired so they just bought their ex hire boat 2 weeks ago to travel Europe.
The port of Mons is very similar ...
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