We left the Somme and Chris and Jac with a heavy heart having had a wonderful time on this beautiful waterway
Before we left we encountered Keith on ‘Duck in’, the last time we saw his boat it was underwater in Montceau-les-Mines harbour,4 years ago. Well done Keith for getting back into cruise mode.
They have tidied up the canal du nord, now a very pleasant canal. After leaving the Somme we retraced our route on the canal du Nord, the Oise a l’Aisne, the l’Aisne a la Marne to Sillery and then down to the bottom and hanging a left down the Champagne.
Pretty lock on the Aisne.
Our friends Claire and Graham on ‘Serenity’ parked up in Rheims and running their large boat as a successful Bed and Breakfast business with an average 70% occupancy rate this year, well done you two.
The confusingly named Champagne et Bourgogne canal, whatever its called it is a beautiful waterway.
What is good is that we are visiting places we have not stopped at before and meeting up with old friends Bill and Jane off their widebeam ‘Lazybones’. I was intending to ease off the booze and eating less food but that has gone out the window.
Just made me smile a bong in a shop window in St. Dizier in the style of the Eiffel tower. Love the French humour.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes