Today we spent the morning on a boat trip along the Seine and then through one of the canals that goes into the northern districts of Paris.
We travelled through tunnels, locks and swing bridges but, unlike our narrow boating in Wales a few years ago, everything was automated and we didn't have to get off the boat to wind, winch, pull or push anything.
The cruise started in the heart of Paris and headed towards Notre Dame. Then we turned left and headed up the Canal St Martin through the inner suburbs of Paris. We finished at the Basin de la Villette which is in the north eastern part of the city.
We left the boat at about 12.30 pm in time to consider lunch options. We found a beautiful restaurant right on the canal and enjoyed a long seafood lunch surrounded by locals all doing the same thing. I definitely could get used to living here.
I have included some photos of the cruise and lunch in the albums attached. Hope you enjoy them.
Dinner tonight is at home (following our lunch) and Matthew is out gathering resources as I type. Given the size of the kitchen here (the bench is about 1.5 m long including the sink and 2 burner cooktop) he is still able to make a splendid meals for us.