Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Just a few pix of Archangel in the parade of 26 boats who made a spectacular "Train of boats" crossing of Mr. Gustaff Eiffel's impressive canal bridge over the Loire to launch the year's cruising season. It made the local papers, and between this and another article on Briare's boat residents in the same journal, meant we were 'recognised' when we were miles away in Chablis, buying wine. Fame, at last !!
First of all, a little self-indulgence. Here is a pic of grandson "Bill" Raffles (we call him). He has proper hair now, and is enormously more mobile ! I didn't take the pic, and to be honest I don't recognise him, so I'm just hoping it really is himself, he's changed so much !
I have one reason why I'm putting in this picture of us celebrating our Wedding Anniversary with a meal at Petit St. Trop in Briare, I liked it! We did celebrate with our good friends in Briare too, thanks to them.
None of these is actually our clock. But if you wanted a custom-made, handmade clock, then I recommend him. We're very tempted, but we really like ours and it fits on Archangel perfectly, and the next size up just won't ! Here is the Square outside of the shop, I just like the pic. The next one is a short distance from that, near our hotel:
You'd hardly think it, but it was cold, with quite a lot of snow around, but it was also sunny and the snow yielded quite quickly. We did some exploring while the clock was being dismantled, chiefly in Sneek: