Coures les Barres

It has been unusually cold and wet here for the past ten days or so. We were 
waiting for an improvement in the weather in a small town called Coures les Barres
 and today 1-April-10 was just such a day. It’s still cold but at least the sun came 
out as we headed south towards the city of Decize. It was a seven hour trip which
 was a bit more that we had hoped to do.

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The start of a new season

Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow. 
(Billy Shakespeare)
. Ah yes a new season is upon us and it’s sad leaving the good friends that we have been lucky enough to 
make in Briare. Soon we head off along the canal again. I had been looking forward 
to leaving Briare in the spring sunshine since the first snow and ice of the 
winter appeared last December. But when the day finally did

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Day trip to Gien

Well all that snow and ice that you saw in our last blog has melted now and
the temperatures are generally well above freezing, 6 degrees today but there is a very cold wind out which makes it feel a lot cooler. We took the local bus to Gien our largest neighbouring town yesterday, it was the first time that Mar and myself had been out of Briare without proper adult supervision but we managed not get lost or get into much trouble.

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