We spent 3 lovely nights at our lock but decided we should move on, so Monday we went to Melun. We spent the most uncomfortable night there in the Port de Plaisance which cost us 12 euros and the large commercials battered us until very late at night ( gone 11pm) and started again at 6am! We were smashed against the quai with our fenders giving us very little protection. Our advice to others is NEVER to moor there, we shall certainly avoid it!
They then had goes on our electric bikes and we returned to the barge for our BBQ supper.
Having watched another beautiful sunset we went in to watch some quality TV (?!). At 10 o'clock we were aware of a very bright light......another monstrous barge was coming in to moor where we were! They couldnt fit in the gap behind us being even larger than the earlier boat so they asked us to move! It was pitch black and we couldnt see so with a great deal of sign language we got the 2 boats in front of us to move up and we moved up behind them, into a huge cloud of moths! It was like something out of a hammer horror movie, they looked like snow teeming at the front of the boat! eventually John and I went to settle down for the evening again when we realised Patrice had jumped ship....We found him back where we had been moored looking in vain for his home! What a day, today we will move on, hopefully to get off the Seine and away from these dratted commercials... we really dont like them!