Leaving your boat unattended in the winter can have dire consequences. A sobering and sombre sight on the canal Lateral.
We also found a very good stop opposite one of the many Nuclear power stations in France at a place called Sury, very pretty village with massive civic pride on display. Also at Sury we were passed by our first big commercial of the season.
There are a number of new or vastly improved moorings on this stretch of the Lateral, this one was at Beffes, last time we stooped here 2 years ago it was a bit of a dump, now all shiny and new like a virgin…
We also caught sight of the new type of Satellite receiver on a boat. This will probably be the future as it can receive TV, high speed Internet and phone all from the one dish. We will consider this once the price comes down a bit.
The weather took a downward turn last week but the last few days have seen the temperature rise and a return to glorious sunrises and sets.
Sunrise at Sury
Yesterday we did the climb up to the summit and down again to Chatillon-Coligny. A short trip only 20K but 20 locks makes it feel like a long day. We left at 0900 and arrived at Chatillon at 1500, so a 6 hour day which is longer than normal for us but a really enjoyable trip with the locks being kept up to high standard by the various lock keepers.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes