A short delay starting from the fabulous Clos de l'Argolay where Jean-Luke made us very welcome. This is really a 5 star place and well worth a detour to go there.
The delay was caused by concerns about the weather (rain forecast) and our need to use the launderette down the road (staffed by a charming English woman). Even so we got away at 11 with clean undies, much needed after the last few days heat.
A sharp day cruising through farmland, forests and all manner of ruralness. We pretty much avoided all significant habitations although we did manage to get a lunch at a village in the Morvan national park. A heavy shower started just as we left after lunch but we outran it and had an hour or so of wet roads to show where it had been.
Black clouds ahead brought us to a stop in Auxerre (we stayed here on a river boat last year) and straight into the riverside hotel Le Maxime.
Once again we choose the Rendez Vouz which again turns out to be truly excellent. The che stillf looks just like our neighbor in NZ and is still a superb cook. Once again I have the crispy veal trotters and they are still excellent!