VACATION OVER

Today I start paddling from Chaumont, France to Nice. I have had a nice time at home with my family and friends, and now am looking forward to the second leg. So far, I have put some 1900 km behind me. Ahead is 3300 km. So not really half way. The next three weeks should be strenuous as I have to pull the kayak around the boat locks and believe me, there are many.

I believe I have around 23 locks before I get to Langres. Then there is a five km tunnel and then a descent of some 43 or so locks. France's canal system is a stairway to heaven....haha....maybe not quite that.....