Monday, Departed the mooring around 9:30 and with a short time arrived at Chalon en Champagne where after the canal lock is next to a beautiful “lake” with island and garden. Perfect place to stop for lunch. We tied up just past the lock not venturing into the “lake” area. Those prove to be quite a bit shallower and we didn’t need any distractions like going aground! The main square was a short walk and we found a sidewalk café/restaurant for lunch. On our way back to the boat while searching for a London Herald or something English and International for Ken to read, we walked through Le Petite Jard , a beautifully groomed walking garden with trees from all over the world.
We left Chalon en Champagne for our evening destination of La Chaussee-sur-Marne where our books stated there was a Halte Pique-nique (picnic with bollards) … Very desolate, but easy mooring so we put up for the night. Along the way motored over another river and experienced interesting canal structures.