Cappy near the end of the Somme for this year–Aug 3

We  met up with Len and Marion again at Cappy.  They had  invited for Sunday lunch at a local restaurant  but we were waiting for my oldest friend John Butterworth and his wife Jenny who were due to arrive for a quick visit on their way back from Germany.  Fortunately, John and Jenny arrived in time for lunch so we all merged for a England/Australian long lunch.


Enjoying  a pre-lunch beer with John and Jenny

It was a too short a visit and early this morning they set off on their merry way but we did commit to meeting up more regularly

We are near  the  end of the Somme, Cappy being the last recognised mooring before rejoining the Canal du Nord, but the Somme has been enchanting and we will return soon.

A beautiful canal side wild flower with bee


A delightful wild flower complete with bee on the side of the canal



Throughout your journey up and down the Somme you are accompanied by agents from the Conseil General office at Amiens.You know all is well when you are approaching a lock or lifting bridge and a  bright orange van with a smiling agent arrives to prepare your passage.


This post was written by Terry Barrett

Photographs by Tes

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