There is a Google Map showing the location of all our stops
Saturday is market day in Josselin and all the old town is full of stalls with everything from clothes, kids toys to hot food and flowers.
After lunch onboard we slipped away down through the lock, The lock cottage has been turned into a kind of hostel with just the eclusier’s office at the end. The Wisteria is said to be over 100 years old.
As we entered Ecluse Saint Jouan another boat arrived below the lock, I think apart from the work boat this is the only other boat we have seen on the move. When he saw us he turned and waited a little bit further down stream to give us more room on the bend. Unlike the UK there are no lock moorings to wait against.
We passed a very nicely decorated pump house, some may call it graffiti but its better than the obscene stuff you see in some places. This chap was fishing out on the weir and looked quite strange as he made his way across just below the lip, not exactly walking on water but not up to his neck in it. Boys are the same all over the world it seem and sun, water and jumping in all seem to go together.
The last lock of the day was at Montertelot, after this the river was quite narrow so in times of high flow it would be quite fast. We moored for the night where the river widened again, It was in this narrow section where while walking the dogs, (yes we walked the dogs, the soon expected it from us) that we saw a white Mink in the river.
It was only a short walk from here up into the town of La Chapelle Caro where in the church yard there is a very large yew tree. There was also an interesting take away pizza trailer but we couldn’t stop for one as we were due back on Libje for dinner.