An Orange Day

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Flag of France  , Champagne-Ardenne,
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

11th June 2013

We had a slow start to the day as it was a stopover day and the lady from the Capitainerie came round at 9.30 to collect the €10 for 2 nights which includes water and electric so not bad. No Wi-Fi but we had planned on going to the Orange shop to look at buying a dongle later.

John cooked breakfast, and then he replaced an engine water pipe that showed signs of perishing and failing with tell take cracks and some weeping.  1 bonus point he found the hot water tank with its faulty immersion heater, to be tested on another day.  We had a general tidy and good clean and polish through Spring Tide and now she looks and feels better.

After lunch (French lunchtime) we went in to the town and to the Orange shop to get a dongle.  We were in there an hour and a half+  and they did not have a dongle but did have a Mi-Fi identical to the one we already have so we decided to get it as at least it works.  We did get it checked in the shop and it was so straight forward.  Afterwards we walked up the hill to St Nicolas Church which is famous for having 2 parallel naves in this 13th/16th church but it was not open.  We walked around and took some photos of the Hotel de Ville and other buildings then made our way back to Spring Tide.

Isi's back was playing up so John made dinner! Two meals in one day!!

We charged Mi-Fi and it worked, so simple, why couldn’t the other one have worked like this?  We have emailed the person we bought it off on Amazon but they have not replied so now we will have to seriously chase them.  Isi managed to publish the blog and newsletter from the boat which was wonderful.  We do have to find out how to top it up online and to find out when it expires.  We know we can top it up getting credit from a Tabac shop but then we have to phone a number and we are not that good at French!  In the meantime John went for a wander and chat to our neighbours.  Isi’s back has been playing up today so hope a good night’s sleep will do it good.
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