Our Barge, Odysseus

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Further Up the Seine, July 5

Around noon on the 5th we arrived in Samois sur Seine, the home of the gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. The house where he lived and died is marked by a plaque.

The place for tying up was behind an island in the river so the wash from the commercial boats didn't bother us. It was also a very small marina.

photo by Tim
We'll be tying up in that open spot on the pier and the restaurant is under the burgundy awning just beyond.

But the best part, beside being very picturesque, was that the restaurant right across the street featured music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Since it was Sunday, we were treated to a great concert by a two guitar, one stand-up bass group. The lead guitarist looked to be about 18 years old and he was very good. During one of the breaks he was replaced by Django Reinhardt's great grandson, who was about 8. He was almost as good! They played well into the night and no one complained.
A little bike riding on Monday and then Tuesday it was off to our next stop. It would be a long day to Moret sur Loing ... 13 kilometers and 2 1/2 hours! Exhausting!

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