Our Barge, Odysseus

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Rocks and Chatel Censoir July 26

Along the Nivernais, the locks close for lunch from noon to 1 so it's always a good idea to plan your day with a lunch stop in mind. (The locks here are really close together, usually just a half hour or 45 minutes.) This day we planned our lunch stop at the Roches du Saussois.

It's not like the eastern Sierra; we tied up about 11 am and were up on top in about 15 minutes but the view down the canal was pretty nice.

The rocks are a popular climbing location and we spotted this climber making his way up the face.

After lunch we headed off to spend the night in Chatel Censoir, again being tied up by about 2:30.

The town and church look down on the canal and the Yonne.

Our next stop would be Clamecy, about 20 kilometers away. It's the largest town between here and the end of the canal, about 2 weeks away so we'll probably spend a least a couple of days for reprovisioning and laundry.

1 comment:

joanne said...

Hey guys, this area is really pretty! This area certainly looks worth visiting. It kind of reminds me of a town called La Roque Gageac in the Dordogne area. The town's rock walls are more like cliffs - like Chatell Censoir, but taller. The village houses, though, look like those in the bros grimm tales.