June 12th, 2004

knitting sketch

Leaving Chalons

Provisioned up at the hypermarket and regretted not doing so in Tournus. The cost of mooring at Chalon has doubled, from E11.75 to almost 22Euros, now that we are in June.

Headed off for the lock, about which we've heard horror stories, that will take us off the Soane and onto the Canal du Centre. We're all geared up in life jackets, long ropes and extending boat poles. Going up the 11metre deep lock on 'rising dollies' was like a smooth ride on an escalator - just some minor 'rock 'n' roll' as the wash from the side fill bounced off the starboard wall.