Thursday Aug 23rd Trevoux on the Saone

Written by Jack van Ommen on August 23rd, 2012

This is going to be short because my battery is nearly empty. I only covered a little more than 30 k’s today. Left at noon because of thundershowers. We had to miss two shifts in the one lock because of commercial traffic and spent over an hour waiting. Wednesday nigth I was aboard the Durban boat. Margie celebrated her 60th birthday. Coincidence because Ce-Ce who will be joining me in Paris, celebrated her 60th in 2009 in the Virgin Islands when I met her.  The Saone is definetely more attractive than the Rhone with small villages rolling hills and river edge castles. No more floating bollards in the locks and I have to review my techniques in these smaller locks. The water rushes in from the front instead of coming up from below. I had a heck of a time controlling the boat. More thunder and lightning and heavy showers during the night. It is now Friday morning.


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