Soirée á Seurre

It’s another perfect evening in Seurre. We have been incredibly lucky with the weather. And the sunsets are incredible.

image imageBehind us there’s a treed area where a spirited game of pétanque is being played out. A large barge just exited the big Seurre lock heading downstream. Earlier a French fighter jet ripped through the sky.

Today we walked to the next lock, which is another big river lock, and watched a couple of boats going up as we will tomorrow. The eclusier (lock keeper) actually came out of his control tower to talk to the front boat. One of the crew had gone up the ladder to put the rope on the top bollard, rather dangerous in a lock this size, and he showed them how you are supposed to move your ropes up as you go, one fixed bollard at a time. We had a small issue in the last lock when both ropes came off and we were unattached for a while. The water rushed in and it got quite choppy for a while. This next lock seemed much more gentle. Wish us luck 🙂


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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