Yesterday we made it to Givet.
Along the way I spied a cemetery. Now I love French cemeteries, they are far more interesting and beautiful than English ones.
A beautiful waterfront welcomed us … lots of mooring and lots of restaurants/bars. Unfortunately the moorings are high so the poor dogs needed lifting up and down. They soon got fed up with that so Kev devised a slope that they could climb up which they seem to prefer.
The bar nearby seems to be on a bike tour guide as all afternoon various bikers pulled up for a Perrier. We met a few characters while sitting in the sun downing a few.
I discovered Leffe Ruby which is a lovely fruity lager (hic).
Just opposite the bar is this charming turret. I’m not sure what it’s for but I swear I heard someone calling “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair …”. It may have been my imagination!
Today I awoke to the sound of rain which was a welcome relief from the beautiful but tiring sunshine. After walking the dogs I decided to explore except there wasn’t really very much to see. Behind the lovely waterfront the town consists of little roads with a confusion of small shops and houses all vying for position. Very charming but nothing really to get your teeth into.
There is a castle but I didn’t invest the energy I’m afraid.
Just to prove that I do housework on the boat here is some evidence …
I hate leaving it out for all to see but needs must. One day I’ll return to find half the washing missing I’m sure!