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  • Day506

    To Poses and on to Rouen

    August 11 in France ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    On our way down river from the lock we stopped for shopping at Les Andelys again lots of timbered houses, very pretty also the ruins of Chateau Gaillard on the hill over looking the town. Sadly still very hot and that and the fact that the boat was moored on a river cruise boat stop next to the traveling circus made us decide against the trek uphill. After Andelys more timbered properties and a number of low islands, we stopped on the quay in Poses as we found an overhanging tree that would shade us for the rest of the day, a very quaint and affluent little village but it being Monday the restaurant and museum were shut, unfortunately so was the capitainerie but that was Covid related so we showered onboard. Today we passed through our last river lock at Amfreville and we had to share with a commercial barge, I do wish they would reply to my radio calls, I know my French isn’t great but the barge we ended up sharing with was moored further upstream and arrived after the lock light had gone green fortunately John is still checking behind him so noticed it arriving and we reversed out of its way. It wasn’t far from Amfreville to Rouen especially with the help of some current we averaged around 7knots, we saw a few commercial vessels no other pleasure craft, lots of islands and seagulls! Normally I think there would have been a lot of small ferries going from bank to bank but not at the moment. We arrived in Rouen around 14:00, marina office not open till 15:00 then an hour wait to be allocated a mooring. Then off to see the yard about our mast, no joy English speaking staff member Christophe has left, come back tomorrow. Still hot so plug in and relax.Read more