Travel Blogs from La Rosiere
... it before closing. With dictionary in hand we explained the symptoms and the friendly technician took off on a test ride INSIDE the store! Diagnosis- a noisy pedal- PHEW! So much for a lazy day of wine tasting in Sancerre!
We have now been in the saddle for 25 days and have covered about 1300 kl. with a few 2 day stays along the way! We wake up every morning with renewed enthusiasm to see, firstly, what's on offer for breakfast -- fresh squeezed ...
... empty the “salad bowl” i.e. raw water intake catchment just the once. We had a stop for a quick lunch but otherwise just a pleasant sail. We saw lots of things we didn't see on the way up for example a wayside shrine built into the rock on which a church stood. We also saw dark mountains in the distance which we hadn't noticed on the way up proving how high up we were and some lovely palomino horses with foals.
When we arrived at ...
Sunday 1st June 2014
We were ready for the off as we had booked the lock for 10am and we said our farewell's to Lynn and Carolyn. The VNF man turned up early so we went through at 9.40 and as we left John sang "We’ll meet again" to Lynn and Carolyn, such good people, and hopefully we will meet again in Holland. The VNF man took us through 5 locks and a lifting ...
Saturday 31st May 2014
We had a lovely lie in, then after breakfast set off on a walk to the next lock to see the view of the descent. The weather was just right and the round trip was just under 8 miles. The longest walk we have done for a long time.
As we set off we crossed the canal , saw all the dead leaves accumulating by the lock entrance and then spoke to a Frenchman working on his boat Libra and was a bit ...
... and this time it was a non event. At Lock No8 we handed back our zapper as the locks after that were manned. We had to phone before 4pm the previous day to notify them of our intentions, for someone to be available to travel with us to the next lock seeing as they do not have enough traffic coming through these days for someone to be sat in the lock office and doing nothing.
We arrived at Montreux Chateau (the summit of the canal and ...
- Swimming pool
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