Decision made, we turn around tomorrow and head back up the Somme to the Canal du Nord , then to Lille and the Roubaix canal to our favorite stop at Leers Nord.
We have had a very good stop at Ailly-sur-Somme. everything here you need, good shops, restaurant, bars and excellent bakery and great walks for the Gladys. Enough of a good thing as its still raining and the stoppage is still in operation at Pont Remy and will probably stay in place for some time due to the continuing downpours.
A great meal in a good restaurant in Ailly-sur-Somme
Unfortunately, could not decide between the desserts so the waitress took on my dilemma and brought two! Shame.
Discussing the state of the Somme with the local lock keeper
This British couple came past the boat, they told us they are rowing to Sete in the south of France in two months, good luck to this innocent pair.
Finally bit the bullet and signed up to a contract with french telecom for a data dongle so I can access the internet wherever we are, rather than hunting around for a MacDonald’s for free WI-FI.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes