Day 152 –Wednesday 29 August –Moret-sur-Loing

We arrived in Moret late last night and were delighted to find a mooring on the pontoon, well partly on the pontoon and partly butted up to a friendly Irish boat.  It’s all very international here, as well as the Irish contingent there are Dutch, Australian, Finnish, Brits, of course, and a sprinkling of French and Belgium boats.  
Moret is a delightful place and we will stay here for three days, as they still have their 3 for 2 deal, i.e. pay for 2 days and get the third free.  We will leave here early Friday morning and head for Sens for next weekend, before heading for Auxerre and the start of the Nivernais canal.
The stop at Moret gives us a chance to recharge our personal batteries, service the engine and stock up with food and fuel, also experience this lovely little town a favourite of impressionist painters in particular Sisley.

Sunrise over Lagny
We left Lagny on the Marne River early Monday morning and joined the Seine River in Paris before heading upstream and south.  
The turning onto the Seine from the Marne at the Chinese restaurant and Hotel in Paris.
The Seine is a mighty river and very busy with large commercial boats and even small yachts.
Some of the large locks were slow as we needed to wait for commercial boats to arrive to fill up the locks, 
Teresa’s usual artistic photo shot while waiting for commercial boats at a lock on the Seine.
The good news is that on the upstream side of the locks there are good overnight moorings which we took advantage of at lock 8.

This post was written by Terry Barrett

Photographs by Tes

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