Sunday, 4 May 2014
Sunday 4th May - Boe to Moissac - Saga horizons open to all!
The second birthday morning of the week was greeted by clear blue skies and another wash which didn’t reach the scale of needing a towel! Just a few cards and presents had made it on the trip and were gratefully received as the travellers hit a combined 101.
A beautiful stretch of the canal awaited us and most of the planned miles would be knocked off by lunchtime so that the birthday could be celebrated at a more leisurely pace. Mid morning coffee came up at Valence d’Agen where we unexpectedly wound up in a bric-a-brac market - none of our tat was sold but, temptations for a purchase ran high until we were certain that the Edith Piaf tribute act in the square wasn’t actually for sale.
The campsite at Moissac turned out to be a superb one so, we managed to pitch early before heading into town for a relaxed afternoon. An earlier birthday text had advised that memory loss can kick in pretty quickly in the 50s so, I’d better record here (lest I don’t recall or believe it later) that I actively chose to handwash my socks and pants as a birthday treat (for others, if not for me).
Into Moissac for the afternoon, definitely another place to add to the list for a return visit. A beautiful small old town with a majestic abbey church and cloisters. A number of birthday drinks were taken while the hitherto 'Snack Monitor' made a pitch and submitted forms for a re-grading to 'Chef de Mission' - an ambitious Macaroni Cheese was to be the test case and her hopes were high for an entry in Le Guide (Monsieur Pamplemousse to report in a later installment).
A fantastic birthday to rank with the best of them! Thanks to all for the best wishes.