IMG_0128Another uneventful day on the water starting with a long ride back to la Chapelle-Caro to find a boulangerie to get breakfast, sadly we were ultimately pushed into the superette as there was nothing else.

Stops for lunch are obligatory when there are locks as the lock-keepers have the keys and go to lunch. We stopped at Guillac and cycled to see a historical pyramid commemorating some long forgotten battle. We also expected to see one of the oldest houses in the region in the neighboring village. The book is very unhelpful in terms of actually finding these and as a result we didn't.

Contrary to the forecast the cloud built up and the afternoon brought spasmodic drizzle with strong winds which did nothing to help put the boat into the locks. We have given the boat a fair crunching on occasion.

IMG_7168The furthest point of our journey is the pretty, medieval town of Josselin, with a spectacular chateau sat on the cliff above the river. It turns out to be a bit touristy but they let us go up the church spire, 150(ish) steps in a narrow spiral staircase, a great view. Clearly a lot of les English come here.

Most of the restaurants are creperies, pizza places or snack bars but found a splendid meal at Le Chateau Hotel. A bit on the pricy side but very good.

We will try and see the Chateau tomorrow when the weather will hopefully be dryer.

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