Moving south

Woke up this morning with a view to clipping the dogs.  Searched for the clippers … they’re on the motorhome oops! Oh well.  Took the boys for a loooooong walk along the tow path which was lovely. 

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It’s amazing what you see in people’s back gardens …

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Teddy was happy to find some nice chomping grass …

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Why do they love it so much?!

Herbie managed to get stuck behind a gate … I’ve no idea how he got there but luckily it wasn’t locked.

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Isn’t it odd how all the signs with a picture of a dog depict an Airedale?  It’s the same in France …

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After our walk we took a slow wander down the river, enjoying the slightly cooler temperature, and on to our first canel for a while.  Canel de Loing is delightful with plenty of places to wild moor. 

I spotted an English narrowboat …

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We have now stopped for the night close to a picnic area and just on the outskirts of a small village.  Hopefully we can buy some provisions there in the morning but for now we are just going to enjoy the peace and quiet.  Bliss!

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Return to Ponthierry

Over Wednesday and Thursday we drove our shiny new motorhome through the tunnel and on to Ponthierry.  Shortly after leaving the tunnel we parked up to let the boys spread their legs.  Herbie flushed out a few rabbits … and a few immigrants!  Upon returning to the motorhome we were just in time for the dogs’ presence to deter more immigrants who were about to investigate our wee home.  A bit hairy to say the least but no harm done.

That night the heaven’s opened and it poured and poured and continued for the entire next day.  We arrived in Ponthierry and hesitated before leaving the motorhome.  I certainly didn’t relish the thought of sliding my way down the pontoon (which is rather lengthy).  Still it was quite obvious that the rain was there to stay so we braved it with no slippage thankfully.

All on board and unpacked we survived off our tinned stock until morning when we went shopping and now the fridge is groaning under the weight of ‘stuff’.

Yesterday (Saturday) was dry and so we left our moorings and headed for Melun which was a short hop but joyful to have a bank mooring and be out in the sunshine!  Boy was there sunshine … 35c all day.  I spent alot of the day essay writing – end of module assessment so it’s important stuff that needed to be done.

So here’s a photo of the view last night …

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This morning we wandered into the town to buy a baguette.  Well we needed to use our gift from Claire and Colin!

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I love it!

Once back I had some yoga time on the river side (much to the amusement of a resting tramp!) …

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Before moving off again.

We are now just outside Samoreau on a semi – wild mooring.