Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Port Peronne

Port Peronne

 Saturday 11th June 2005

One thing we have found already is the lack of overnight mooring spots. Even if you have your own rhond anchors onboard, the shape of the canal sides make it very difficult to get on and off the boat when you have moored up. To be fair most of the traffic we have come across so far has been commercial barges, we have seen very few pleasure craft so perhaps the VNF (French canal authorities) do not see this as a priority.  

Today we have decided to take a day to look around Peronne.  After a much deserved (it felt) lie in, we collected the croissants that we had pre-ordered bread the night before from the campsite shop.   After breakfast we walked into the town, this took around 20 minutes from the port.

The town itself was really nice (out of the campsite/port and turn left), a good selection of shops and a large market selling everything you could possibly imagine.  We stocked up with fruit and veg and some enormous prawns, also some lovely meats from the Charcutterie and bread.  On the way back to the boat we discovered a local Lidl supermarket (to the right of the port).  It seems wherever you are in the world these supermarkets are all laid out in the same way – bottled water to the left and fruit juice to the right,etc, etc !!  Luckily we had taken our ‘hold-all’ on wheels with us which we able to load up with bottled water, very reasonably priced wine and other long life goods. 

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