Digoin and a special visitor.

This is Digoin in the dark. It’s a good spot to stay with all the facilities you might need. That’s our boat “Driftwood” nearest the camera.

We took a very early morning walk around the town (at 4:30am, it’s a beautiful time for a walk!) and found this stork had nested in top of the church in the 
Main square overlooking the Town Hall and the Mayor’s Office.

Digoin church
The storks nest in on the top of Digoin church

I think that this pair probably had the best address in the town! I love the fact that if you can’t sleep you can just get up at silly O’Clock in the morning and go for a walk like that. See on the boat you can just go back to bed, no alarm clocks !

The Digoin stork
The Digoin stork!

There is a boat hire base in Digoin and it would be a good place to start off a boating holiday from. The wonderful aqueduct over the Loire Valley is just at one end of the town and there is a supermarket near the hire base too.  Most importantly is that Digoin has a railway station so getting to and from an airport or ferry port is not a problem.

The Digoin stork fans her wings
The Digoin stork fans her wings

I returned to Digoin a few months after this visit but by car this time not by boat. I had two buddies with me and we set up a BBQ beside the aqueduct and sat down in lovely sunshine to enjoy the scenery. Pity we had the car because a drip of wine would have just capped it nicely!

Harry & Marion

“Driftwood”

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