samedi 18 juin 2011


Well, we are finally in Dijon.
We left Vandanesse after one night, it was a lovely spot but we had no electricity or water as there was a hotel barge there and our leads couldnt reach!!
The next night we spent at Pont d'Ouche, we had heard from several people about what a lovely spot it is but Im afraid we didnt think much of it! However there was a dog there who had lost the use of his back legs and got around with a trolley instead, he very much enjoyed the doggy treats I have on board!!
We left Pont d'Ouche on the 10th and went to Gissey sur Ouche, a very sleepy little village but we really fell in love with it and stayed for 4 nights!! We got talking to a french couple who invited us to a chateau for a concert over the weekend..... we went, a very strange affair but this very well known french pianist  ( Francois Rene Duchable ) played not only to us in the room set up for it but also on a keyboard on bicycle wheels for the benefit of the ducks!!!!
We then made our way to Fleurey-sur-Ouche which was another lovely little village but we got delayed on the way there by a hotel barge which had priority in the lock and held us up for nearly an hour!

We didnt want to argue with that.......  lets hope they enjoy their $50,000 a week..........
The next night we moored at Velars sur Ouche but didnt like it, so we moved on mooring just past Lock 47 'Crucifix', but it was very noisy from the motorway and the canal very full of weed.....
We were woken the next morning by the lockeeper who wanted us to lock through with a german boat to conserve water, we did as he asked but got very fed up with their ordering us around all the time....

When we finally arrived at Plombier-les-Dijon we decided to stay there rather than carry on to Dijon with them.....
We stayed there for 2 nights during which we had very bad news so today we moved on to pastures new, Plombieres is very run down, a bit 'grey' generally so we are now on the quay at Dijon where it looks much nicer and more going on.

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