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Canal du Centre, Chalon s/Saone – Digoin, (May 2012)

January 30, 2016

My dreams encapsulated in this blog…just wonderful.

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Sunday 20th May

Mock Orange at Fragnes

We caught the 9.30 ferry from Dover, leaving England in cold grey weather and arriving to similar in Calais.  The temperature there was 10 degrees, but as we drove south the skies brightened, the temperatures rose gradually to a high of 25 degrees and the scenery began to look very spring-like.  Later the temperatures plunged by 10 degrees when we drove through a dramatic hail and thunderstorm about an hour before arrival.  France does rain like few other countries I’ve visited.

We arrived at the boat around 6.00pm, and this time the wheelhouse was festooned in cobwebs.  Everything else was in order though, and the port was very quiet.  Beatte and Alan were on their boat on the next pontoon.

Monday 21st May to Thursday 24 May

The weather was awful, steady downpour and not particularly warm.  We watched as the…

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