Breakfast was at 9ish with fresh croissants as you would expect in France. Once that was out of the way we cast off down stream. All the locks are manned, or in most cases womaned, some with students, a few of them had more than one lock to look after when they shot down in their cars to get it ready for us, at other times they rang the next lock to tell him we were on our way. For the first couple of days the locks were manual with just one paddle at each end electrically operated. This is so they could continue working during power cuts.
We stopped at lock 50 moored to 2 very convenient trees and walked up to visit the Abbey, although you can’t go round the Abbey they have a good visitor centre where they sell a very lots of books and also the very nice Fruit Jellies and cheese that they are famous for making, due to my high cholesterol we only bought the jellies.
Back onboard we had lunch before making our way down to Libje’s home moorings at Pomeleuc just above the lock. A short walk took us to the village, here at the church with an oussuary which is still full of bones They also play a form of skittles here which is similar to Bar Skittles played in some pubs in the UK but in Pomeleuc they use big skittles and big wooden cheeses.