Saturday 13th September
Brienon to Migennes the end of the Canal de Bourgogne
2 locks 8km 1½ hrs
We were up early-ish to be at our first lock for 9am. It was another beautiful sunny morning and there was a light overnight dew on the roof of Rangali. We had moored under some trees which was a shame as the roof of Rangali was covered in tiny seeds and leaves. The canal to Migennes is very straight and pretty boring. We moored up easily at Migennes, there was lots of space.
We walked over the canal and under the railway line to Simon Evans boatyard to pick up our car, that we’d left parked up there since the end of March. All was well, and after reconnecting the battery, it started first time. We drove to Irancy, to our favourite wine producer Chais & Crus to buy some more St Bris (white wine) and Cremant de Bourgogne, a sparkling wine. We still have plenty of our lovely Irancy reds left.
We then drove back via Auxerre, still beautiful as ever. All the quayside work is now complete and it looks fabulous. We tried to have lunch at Maxims, the hotel in the town on the quayside….we’d had a 'mean' beef burger there a couple of years ago…..but we were told they had finished lunch….it was 1.30pm!!! So we went to our other favourite place Le Quai and had a great pizza and a glass of chilled Chablis for me… water for Kev….the nuisance of having to drive a car again!
It seems very strange to have the car back, not having driven in it for nearly 6 months. Life is speeding up again.
|The vineyards of Irancy|
|Olivier the very friendly Chais and Crus wine producer|