mardi 18 septembre 2012


We left Samois after a lovely stay there on the 11.09.12 (Happy Birthday Dominy!!) and moored at Moret sur Loing. They were doing 3 nights for the price of 2, so we took full advantage of having water and electricity! The weather was lovely although there is now a 'nip' in the air showing us that autumn is on its way! The leaves are beginning to change colour too. We saw some strangley coloured boats on our trip to Moret but we were both glad to see the back of the Seine.....
What were they thinking of painting the boat this colour??

Moret sur Loing is a beautiful medieval walled town with some absolutely wonderful buildings...

Would be great to have your hair done in this hairdressers?

The above is part of the town hall!

Just look at that woodwork!

Another door into town...

The above two photos show that autumn is on its way, although the sun is still very warm during the day, the relection of the sky in the first picture is just edible!

The church organ is the oldest in this part of France and dates from the 12th century!It has recently been restored.
Our moorings in Moret sur Loing

We had one of our rare meals out in this lovely bistro. The food was just great and all done by one lady who did all the serving too. We had to forgive her her miseries as the food was so good....!!

Part of the town is placed on little island connected by walkways.
We moved on from Moret to Nemours on the 15th September. This is another walled city with some lovely buildings but the moorings were not very attractive although they did give us FREE water and electricity, sadly it was impossible to get TV reception......
This must be quite old but is now no longer one house but split into flats.

 The stained glass windows in the 12th century church were magnificent again, with one depicting the Turin shroud!
 Nemours Castle, it was open day on the 16th september so we were able to go round it.

 The outside of the same church as above.

The housesa alongside the river (top photo) and one street in town which has part of the canal through it (bottom photo). We moved on Sunday early evening as we had had a large stone thrown at us saturday night which fortunately didnt break the window but it was a close thing. Shame the yobs hadnt anything better to do at 1am!!
 We moored outside this enormous factory, as it was the only place which had enough depth for the boat, we spent an hour trying several different places in the canal but it was just too shallow! This factory used to belong to Volkswagen cars and made all the glass used in their cars, but the german company shut it down and moved the business to Poland, removing 220 jobs from this town which has subsequently died because of it. There are no shops or restaurants and the streets are largely full of out of work men, a very sad sight to behold.

 The workers built a wooden graveyard, with a wooden shrine and on each cross are the name of the man and his family signifying the loss to each of them, a very sobering sight.

 We thought this poster said how they felt quite graphically!
Everyone we spoke to was very friendly to us so we stayed two nights, the weather was beautiful and we went for some really good bike rides. Well usually i finish with a cute photo of Patrice.... He decided to go crayfish fishing last night and spent some time hanging over the edge of the canal where we could see some crayfish very clearly. Sadly he got overexcited, and overbalanced and fell into the canal, he looked like a drowned rat! John put on a wood fire in the burner to warm up our shivery morsel!!!!!

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