A pleasant day of walking
Took a small day pack and a picnic and walked along the canal de Bourgogne ... In the opposite direction to when we cycled it.
It felt nice to be ba k in the canal again , saying hello to fishermen and the few cyclists along the way. Also those on boats.
Walked about 8 km to the famous forges of Buffon
built in the 1770s.
I arrived there just after their last entry before lunch so I went to a nice spot on the canal and had my picnic lunch and read my book for 3 hrs until they opened again. Spent a nice hour looking around then walked back to Montbard
On my return trip I noticed that in one spot the canal crossed over a river. The canal had been built up like an aqueduct of sorts m, to allow this crossing to occur. Fascinating !
My last night at Montbard. Had final meal in the hotel and chatted with the friendly staff. Clearly a popular local place to eat as the same elderly woman and another couple with a dog have eaten there for the last 3 nights. They appear to be locals sitting at their same tables. Food was certainly good and they looked after me with GF food.