Photo: Chalons-en-Champagne. I stayed here two nights as the moorings are great I get WiFi and showers and as I am not using shore power or water it costs me €3 a day. The marina is on the edge of a park and the town centre is magnificent.
Photo: Soulanges. Lovely day I had to put the shade up. I started the day with another british boat who decided to make a short day of it so I carried on. I guess I slowed down a bit and just tonked along in the breeze (probably mostly apparent) it was lovely. I had to slow down at one point as a family of swans were occupying the narrow under a bridge. I think it is a form of highway robbery as they looked quite insistent on bread. I had none, they let me live.
Photo: Hallignicourt. Just upstream of Halligncourt there are two bollards. I fancied a night in the country. It is right next to a motorway and a military airport. When we were arriving two fighters looked like they were practising landing. But I figured they would stop overnight and with the exception of one they did.
Photo: rough night. After a muggy evening a storm came through. It was quite noisy but the lightning was some distance away. The dog isn’t usually afraid of thunder but she did shuffle about a bit. I use the lee cloths for the dog as she has fallen out of bed before. Looking at this it is not surprising.
Photo: Froncles to Choignes. after a wet and misty start it dried up but was still clouded over. The final picture is of me moored to a “dolphin”. I am lead to understand that these erect pillars are named after a leader the people had less than total respect for.