|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.