Last night on the French canals

Friday 30th August Joigny-St Florentin
Joigny is a lovely town and one of the highlights of this years canal trip.
Alan got up early this morning and went over to bridge to the lovely boulangerie we found yesterday. He came back with the ubiquitous baguette. So nice. So many eaten in the last 2 weeks. Zumba, here I come!

Anyway, we left the Joigny marina around 9am and headed in the direction of St Florentin. It turned out to be a really long day. We spent an hour waiting at a broken lock, and then sort of stuck in the backlog as the lock only took 2 boats at a time. We finally made it back to St Florentin around 6pm, feeling knackered. It was hot today as well which was nice.
When we finished tying up we went for a walk up the hill to see the church (closed) and then for our now usual aperitif (kir) and then walked back to the boat for dinner.
Dinner consisted of pretty much everything left in the fridge, cooked in a frypan. Eggs, chicken, tomatoes, cheese, yellow pepper, green pepper, olives, more cheese. Did I mention cheese? Also fried baguette slices with olives. We have a lot of olives left.
Didn’t look pretty but it was tasty! The Roquefort was rather delicious.
So here we are, our last night before packing up, cleaning the boat and jumping on a train to Paris in the morning.
We should sleep well tonight.
Here are some photos I took today.




Yes I was allowed to drive the boat today (or whatever you call it).



This is a match made in heaven. Jambon, Brie or Roquefort, and melon wrapped in iceberg lettuce. Yumo!

St Florentin church, built 16th century.

View as I’m writing this.

That’s it.

About khodges2013

Alan and I divide our time between our apartment in Christchurch, New Zealand, and our 11.5m Dutch Cruiser, Silver Fern, on the canals in France. We started out hiring and eventually bought our boat in 2014. The two summers lifestyle is wonderful and we feel very lucky!
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3 Responses to Last night on the French canals

  1. Hilllary says:

    Hi looks like you guys are having a great holiday..lucky you..same old shit here work and thats all really. Neen to zumba alot 3 times a week, ceroc too.When do you get back?


    • khodges2013 says:

      Hi Hillary. We’ll be home next weekend. I’ll need to do 3 Zumba classes a week when I get home! Too many baguettes. My bed bug bites have got infected so I’m not feeling so great. Standby this morning to Abu Dhabi. See you when I get home.


  2. Nikki says:

    Lovely photos and u both look relaxed . Which is surprising cos it sounds like a busy activity!
    And that snack looks delish x


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