We left our make-shift mooring near St. Seine/Vingeanne, thankful that the stakes and “gang-plank” worked so well, and motored just around the next bend to the lock. Since we were in-between two locks with no official mooring we had to contact VNF to let them know we were waiting to go through. Our Lock-keeper arrived in his little white truck and activated the lock for us and off we went. Weather was cold and light rain.
Arrived in Pontailler-sur-Saone after leaving the Canal de Marne el la Soane. The quay-side city mooring was nice and close to the town, however as we found in most of our stops not much is happening. We found the Tourism office and got a small map, points of interest, shopping (food) locations and restaurant suggestions. Never found the grocery store, just a bakery and the restaurant suggestion seemed to be the only restaurant option in the town. We had a great meal at Hostellerie des Marronnires, at a table right next to a roaring fire. Finally, we were warm!