Carrion Cuisine Hotel And Spa
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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, ...
... After stopping for a beer and some shopping in a very small supermarket, we made our way back.
On our return we found we had been joined by Angus and Pamela, Martin from Switzerland and Kit Bjorn and ? the 3 Danish men we had shared locks with before, had all arrived. We had decided to have a BBQ and make it an international type with Danish, Dutch, English and Swiss. Most of us had showers on our boats but the Danish lads were so hot ...
... to watch the second half where all the action took place. Elizabeth took delight in sounding the boat horn after each goal for Holland and at full time. Dutch John then went on the aft deck to play his saxophone with a tune associated with the Netherlands football victories. It was a great result and international banter with the Dutch switching from Dutch, German and English but all could speak English
Back on ST Isi ...
... not working, but a good meal. We had a wander round the town but everywhere was closed seeing it was Sunday so we just sawn am impressive church and war memorial.
When we were back on ST, John, the Dutch man brought out a small saxophone and sat on his aft deck and played it brilliantly. Isi got her accordion and John played ukulele and spoons on our aft deck. We played and sang till dusk with the 3 Danish ...
... 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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- Free parking
- Pets allowed