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Finally left Pont De Vaux, heading for the Sielle River about 1 hour north. Navigated our first lock together; a little scary as there is quite a large amount of water to exit the lock and it tends to swish the boat around, but we managed. Fortunately for us we had the very experienced Sheila and Alan in their boat there to help and advise us.
Headed north and entered another lock leading us into the Sielle River system. First port of call was La Trachere, ...
... was in dish duty but could hardly stand after his 4 bottles of wine. During dinner, buffalo got going. Even the people who don't play got made to play. Eat the box is a game I've never heard of but did supprisingly well at. It is pretty simple, pick up a box with your teeth and only your feet can touch the ground.
With about 20 people playing to start with, it came down to 3 people, me, a chick who was a dancer (flexible) and joe (a "short statutes" ...
... quite violently. But we survived and pottered down the rest of the canal at a stately 4 mph.
Invited to Alan and Shiela's boat for drinks and nibbles which turned into getting quite sloshed. An enjoyable way to end the day.
We are taking it easy over the next couple of days and then heading on our first foray down the canals, up the Saone, and onto the Sellie River heading to Louhans. Quite the little adventurers.
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... sleeps 8, large lounge and sun deck on top, 2 steering stations in/out, (see pictures in first blog) Seems quit sturdy, engine seems fine, starts and runs well, 3 loos -hmmmm which one to use tonight?? good head room, hopeful she will be faithful.
Huge storm that night and of course there were lots of leaks - It explains why there was a fresh mattress, linen, and a reupholstered lounge -because ...
... romantic garden" about halfway down that you walk through to get to the other bridge. It is a beautiful day, bright and sunny, about 70 degrees. We walked up into town and then down the main street. There are many shops along the way. Shoe shops seem to predominate in every town. I suppose people do a lot of walking here. And of course, there is the requisite flower stall on almost every corner.
As we walked down ...
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