We moved on from Amiens on Friday after a poor night’s sleep when the noisy night club on the quay went on to 3 in the morning. Amiens is a great city and we will call in on the way back and to see some of the many sights we missed first time around.
Gladys making friends in Amiens
The weather was great and the Somme lived up to expectations with stunning views and a range of beautiful towns and villages to experience on the way to our final destination Abbeville.
The stunning engineering school building on the exit from Amiens
Relaxing on a much quieter pontoon, at Ailly sur Somme
We came across one small section of canal, about 3 kilometres long which was festooned with weed, we stopped 3 times to clear the prop.
Dramatically and like some cheap horror movie it started to creep over the lock gates. We were glad to leave this little section behind, and we now know what to expect on the way back!
The beautiful Château at Long, a bit too kitsch for my liking
And a rather dirty girl in the grounds, I wish my wife was ….. no old joke in bad taste..umm
We will turn around at Abbeville and head back as we understand the remainder of the canal to the coast is straight and boring.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes