Our Barge, Odysseus

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Moret sur Loing - July 7-10

The bike ride to the Chateau originated from Moret-sur-Loing, just off the Seine. The home for many years of the impressionist painter Alfred Sisley, a colleague of Monet and Renoir, who died here in 1899. Many parts of town look like they came right out of one of Sisley's paintings.

The day after our wet bike ride, the skies cleared and we were able to spend some time wandering about the town.
One thing we have noticed now that we're no longer on the "War Track" (the Marne, Meuse, etc.) is that these villages were never bombed to smithereens. Some of the views are breathtaking.

And the place set aside for us to tie up is pretty scenic, too!

Friday morning at the crack of 9 it was time to be off. Today we would leave the Seine behind and enter the Yonne River.

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