Hotel le Charollais
Travel Blogs from Paray Le Monial
... was some lovely scenery along the way. All of the locks were manned by VNF keepers who take pride with their gardens of the locks and the flowers were brilliant as if they were competing against each other as they do on the Thames. We have to take lunch break as the locks are closed between 12 and 1pm so we found a shady cool canal side for our break which was very pleasant.
When we finally got to our destination ...
... the next lock that keeper confirmed the locks would be open till 7pm and so we pressed on, both very tired from another sun sapping day. Isi typed up some blogs whilst we waited. Just after we set off we met a man with a donkey walking along the tow-path with all his earthly possessions in the panniers. Another first!
We made the last lock at 6.30 and when we got to Dompiere sur Bresbre at 7pm an English man helped with our lines and told ...
... them to stop and he sang us a couple of songs so we plied them with red wine as a thank you. Isi retired at midnight along with a couple of others but later on one of the Danes stood up and promptly fell over like a felled tree completely smashing a table and dish. The other Danes apologised profusely and offered to replace them but John and Elizabeth said not to worry.
The BBQ must have broken up about 1am but it was another great international ...
... put John shore where he had to do an acrobatic dismount of ST over the bow to get to the tannoy which didn’t work. We then saw another boat coming the other way just as the lock keeper appeared so we had to wait. It turned out to be a couple of Americans flying a red ensign and not their flag!
When we arrived at Genelard where there were no moorings left with electric but we would be OK. John and ...
... Isi must have not understood properly but was convinced he said "convoi" and knowing about the water shortages we were not surprised. We were in the 3rd lock and we switched off the engine because of the times these locks take and when going down it is safe to do so BUT, we could not restart ST as the battery was totally flat. She has not done it this year and had been starting so well and even fired ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed