In my previous 2 posts, I have shown 34 photos from the first 5 days on the French Waterways vacation that we went on last July. This post will show 14 more photos that were taken over the next 2 days.
The previous photo and the next photo were both taken hand-held inside of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière in Lyon.
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Lyon was a beautiful metropolitan area with more than 2 million people. We spent the night with our boat docked on the Rhône River in Lyon. The next day, we were supposed to go out on our excursions and return to the boat just before supper, we would then begin cruising up The Saône River also flows into Lyon.
Recent heavy rains upstream changed our plans, though. The Saône was rising fast, and our boat would very soon not have enough clearance to make it under some of the bridges over that river in Lyon. Instead, when we left the boat to head out onto our day-long excursions, our boat would immediately leave and try to make it past those low bridges on the Saône, and we would meet our boat somewhere north of Lyon.
In the morning, we went on a tour of the Hameau Duboeuf Winery. Yes, we drank wine before lunch…
In the afternoon, we visited the Medieval town of Pérouges.
I don’t think the hanging ears of corn are anything more than mere decorations.
This ivy didn’t seem to crawl up the wall, it seemed to be rooted in the wall.
That’s not a pizza, it’s a gallette. I *think* that lady understood my request to take her picture. (I asked her in English, and she nodded and posed…)
After leaving the Medieval town of Pérouges, we jumped onto our busses and headed west to see if we could find our boat on the Saône River.
These 3 photos were taken out of a bus window. The bus was moving a highway speeds. I jacked up the ISO, opened the aperture all the way, used a very fast shutter, and took LOTS of photos of the beautiful French farmland. I must have taken 90 – 100 photos during that hour long bus ride. I kept about 10 of them.
Just as our bus arrived in Trévoux, our fabulous boat came cruising up the Saône! We got off of the bus, and had a few minutes to spend while the crew docked our boat.
I wandered over to watch the crew dock our boat and prepare the gangplank.
After dinner, a little after 9:00 PM, I went up to the top of the boat to have my first look at the Saône River.
The water was smooth, the boat is nearly silent, and the sky was starting to look like something other than the milky white overcast sky that was all that we had seen during the past 5 days now…
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