Dijon to Dole

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May 29th 2012
Published: May 31st 2012
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Packed up and readied to leave Dijon but not after a nice breakfast in the town at a pleasant patissirie then to a shop Toni fancied an Italian dress in and bought it. We then walked down to see the port and back through the town center to our hotel to check out and sit in the lobby and read our kindles til 12:45pm. Hauled our suitcases the 5 minutes to the Gare Dijon and bought 2 tickets to Dole, (22 euros), texted Rob that we were on our way - nice 37 minute trip and were met at the station by Rob. Walked through quaint Dole to the port where Rob, Terry, Rosie and Lilou were moored. Learned all the boat protocols (except going through locks) and went for a short trip down the canal (through 2 locks and a short time on the Doub River) to see the countryside. Tied up at a public wharf at Choisrey where Toni and Terry walked into the village while Rob and I got caught up. Motored back up (going up the canal is different than going down through locks) and pulled into a slip and met Frank and Jill (old friends of Rob and Terry's who've sailing and boating forever and they are from Port Isaac/Cornwall UK (hometown of Doc Martin!). After we finished our wine, we walked into town (the home of Louis Pasteur) and enjoyed a truly wonderful French cuisine presentation of . . . . . well, let's just say there was entres and desserts that I can't pronounce (here's the english translations: lamb, cod, fois grand canard, sorbet, etc) - thankfully Rob can so he orchestrated the ordering, with a nice red wine . . . 2 hours later and after some patience to get the bill (very French) we left and walked past the Pasteur tannery and back to the boat for an early to bed call (10pm).

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