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    Conflans St Honorine

    August 7, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Seen some interesting houses as we’ve travelled along the Seine and some even more interesting ‘boats’. I use this term loosely they are on the river and seem to be floating but are not what a Channel Island resident thinks of when you say boat. The Seine is certainly busier than we’ve seen before but it’s almost all commercial craft a few pleasure boats but and this is probably a bonus, very few tourist/cruise boats. It’s definitely a bonus today as we are moored on one of their pontoon stops. We stopped here in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine at the confluence of the Seine and Oise to visit the barge and waterways museum and we stayed because it is just too damn hot to do anything. The heat started rising on Wednesday and each day has been worse than the one before today reached 38 and now at 17:30 its still 36. We might get some sleep tonight but I’m not holding out much hope. The museum was really interesting showing the evolution of the boats used on the canals and how the canalization of the rivers was achieved.Read more