Mason Alfont and some ghoulish discoveries

Day before yesterday we moored up at a lonely single space at Maison Alfont which I’d read had good reviews.  First signs were not good.  Someone had had a fire on the pontoon and there was a barrier stopping us from reaching dry land.  Too late to do anything else Kev got his toolkit out and removed the barrier temporarily.  We ventured out and apart from a bit of graffiti all appeared good. 

Yesterday we visited one of the famous sights … The veterinary museum.  Also a veterinary university and practice.  I have to say it was fascinating and absorbing.  Sorry if the photos offend but the specimens here are from the 17th century so very very dead.

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And that Germany guy who created Bodyworks a few years ago copied his method from these guys who did the same hundreds of years ago using wax …

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All very interesting.

Back at the boat I had a lovely view …

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Until Herbie saw me and rushed up to the window …

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As we left I caught sight of this lovely Chinese building.  It’s a hotel, restaurant and shopping complex.

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Today we have ridden the Seine and are moored up at the Port Cerise overnight which boasts a beautiful country park which the boys are eager to investigate.

We passed this little guy en route …

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I thought he (or it is she?) was charming and in beautiful condition.

We also passed what I think are refugee camps …

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I could be wrong of course.  They stunk!

It all adds up to a very interesting few days.

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