Today is the day. We have paid our account at the Capitanerie (which was a massive amount before a few issues were discussed between the Capitanerie and our boat broker by phone and now it is slightly less massive), we have a new bottle of gas and we have taken the rental car back to Macon, albeit not quite in the pristine state it was originally. We haven’t managed to buy any bikes yet.
We have provisions and we are ready to set sail, so to speak. Today is the day we find out just how the boat handles, it being 10 tonnes of steel. Yesterday we bought some more ropes, polypropylene which is much easier to handle when in the locks.
Here are some pics from the last few days…
Our next stop will be where the Seille River meets the Saone. We are planning to head up the Seille all the way to Louhans which is about 30kms and then back again. This will take a few days but hey, we’re on holiday. Not sure of the internet abilities up there as it sounds very rural. Wish us luck:)
As for what I learnt in the last few days: always get the full excess on car rental insurance. Sometimes it will pay for itself within minutes…that’s all I’m saying about that. Also if you are an enfant swan, don’t get between bread and your mere or pere because they will take you out! Darwins rules in action. Lastly think of Mondays as Sundays in France. Things are closed on Mondays. That’s it.
Allez, we are off.