During our travels last year we were missing a key piece of kit. A gangplank or passerelle.
Yes, last year I jumped onto stinging nettles one too many times and decided we really needed a gangplank. And we found a lovely one at H2O’s shop here in St Jean de Losne. Lovely aluminium with a wood trim. Very pretty in fact. Unfortunately the price was more on the plain side. Ugly really. 500€. I was gobsmacking and thought there must be a cheaper alternative. But this year, having searched an old catalogue the previous owner left on board, we realised that in fact 500€ was one of the cheaper prices. It’s really daylight robbery.
Anyway Alan decided to do give some DIY a go. He’s been shining on the do it yourself front lately so decided to make a gangplank himself.
Here’s what happened…
First we biked to the local Brico (handyman store) where we picked up a cheap ladder and plank of wood, about 2.5m long. Then we rode back along the canal, Alan holding the ladder and plank in one hand. Very precarious but he rode all the way back balancing carefully.
45€ total. So clever. First the bikes and now the passerelle. Who knew he was so handy?