We left Pont de Vaux this morning at 10am and slipped out of the lock into the Saone about an hour later. What a relief to be underway again!
The rain didn’t dampen our spirits as we glided down river to Mâcon and tied up outside our favourite Mâcon restaurant, L’Autre Rive.
The journey wasn’t without a bit of drama. As we cruised towards the pontoon at St Laurent at 10kph we came to a sudden and very unexpected halt in the middle of the river as our bow rode up a hidden mud bank. Thankfully with the engine full astern we slid back into the channel and cautiously went a bit further down stream before heading towards the pontoon again, this time without incident.
Day one, tick 👍