Crean's and the Guys' adventure travel blog

Typical lock with weir at the side

Can we order lunch as we rise through the lock?

Our road through the pyrenees.

Wayne being introduced to a local cow

Tile paintings depicting attacks from the 16th century

Luarca on the coast.

This morning we found at last a cafe with internet so had a quick look at the emails- nice to hear from home. In the square this morning was a convoy of classic cars which caused many discussions amongst the crew. So, on we cruised- mile after mile of bush and overhanging trees. Occasionally we pass an old once grand chateau, some inhabited and others desolate. A brief stop at Lavardac while we lunched and then through several more locks besides weirs, which presents a lovely photo opportunity, and in the late afternoon we moored finally at Nerac. The final lock opens into a beautiful old bridge abnd then moorings eitehr side of the river with another bridge at the end. Old houses turned into restaurants and art galleries line the roverside- its a really prettyt place. Mooring overinght costs E5 per boat plus a small fee for power and water. A small price to pay for such a picturesque mooring.

We are spending two nights here -its so pretty and we have spare time. Today was DUY day so we all wandered in our own directions- another wonderful church <(and blissfully cool) maginificent staind glass windows- each one different and special in some way. We took the walking trail thru the town, had coffee at a cafe and bought a filled roll, gathered our books and walked into the park adjacent to the river to while away a couple of hours reading in the shade.

We all decided to dine out tonight- so around 8 we meandered across the bridge and down along the river to a restaurant where we were greeted with such warmth by the elderly owner- kisses on both cheeks as if we were long lost friends. A wonderful evening ensued of course, with a find meal- E25 each for a 3 course meal and wines.

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