We dropped the wheelhouse on leaving Pouilly (the first time as a need) to go through the 3.3 km Pouilly tunnel, it was well lit and straight so it proved to be an unnecessary precaution but better safe than sorry.
|Angie needing a stepladder to see|
|The end in sight|
|Please hurry up!|
|Canal de Bougogne|
At Gissey we 'green banked' with Phoenix a 10 month old Sagar barge - serious envy. Roger and Margaret followed is into Dijon and led us astray again - yet to meet a teetotal bargee. The eclusiers were a bit grumpy and snail paced - perhaps the after effects of the earlier regional strike. We also had our first really bad thunderstorm - which was not appreciated by our guard dog.
|Kes protecting us from the thunder|
|Dijon - Place Royale (aka Place de Liberation)|
Then it was the end of the Canal de Bourgogne and back to our old haunts at St Jean de Losne . A visit to a chandlery to get a new French courtesy flag (the old one was inviting arrest given its decrepit state) and a quick stock up on chocolate biscuits and other essentials in the supermarket. Steven Sagar on Alicia was on the waterfront but wasn't offering discounts on new builds.
Tomorrow it is on to the River Saone then all points south - which will be a major change after the very quiet canals so far this season.