In the big river locks, lifejackets are
Carol & Lisa at Verdun s/ Doubs
Preparing to enter lock 34b at the start of
the Canal du Centre.
Carol set up the sewing machine on deck.
Skylight now finished.
The "boys" and their families came for
another lunch and day out.
This seemed like as good a spot as any
Plenty of room for everyone to stretch
...and snooze after a big lunch.
Monica was enjoying handling the lines in
Carol & Monica
This is a big lock with bollards that slide
inside the walls.
Sunset at Fragnes
Exiting lock 34b on our way home.
Lisa at the new helm station.
Great view of the banquette and the
cushions that Carol sewed.
Carol kept sewing.
Joe having to wear a childs lifejacket in
the river lock.
The river locks have bollards within the
walls as you go up.
...you need to change from the lower one
to the next one up.
...and the water's coming in pretty strong
moving you around.
Then it's easy at the top when it's all
Arc en Senans
Their last day we visited Leflaive winery.
It was the vendage and Patrick gave us a
special tour of the picking.
Many of the pickers are students.
The Leflaive brothers - Olivier and Patrick
Joe sampling the harvest
Then "giraffes" empty the grapes in to the
presses at the winery.
Carol & Monica tasting the "sweet
wine" (the first press).
Inside the winery
The wine label storage cabinets
Pascal, the sommelier
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