From Chalon sur Saone at PK 142, we continued down the River Saone.
At PK 119, we entered the lock at Ormes. It was an automatic lock and the drop was 2.53 m.
We passed Tournus at PK 112. This was a large town--we'll stop here on the return trip.
The turn onto the River Seille was at PK 106. It was a tiny sign and we missed it at first. Fortunately, the PK markers alerted us that we had gone too far and we turned back.
Just as we turned onto the River Seille, we hit the lock at La Truchere.
This was manned by a lock keeper who came out to help us with the lock. He helped us tie up and operated the locks. It was only 1.15 m change. The fees for the lock were included in the charter fees so we didn't have to pay extra. The lock keeper does not accept tips.
The lock keeper's home right next to the lock. If he's not outside, you ring the little bell by the side of the lock.
La Truchere--a small hamlet.
Bridge near Ratanelle, the next small town on the River Seille.
Along the river bank.
Before we reached Cuisery at PK 13, there was 1 more lock. This was a manual lock with a rise of 2.2 m just before the mooring site for the town. From Chalon sur Saone, it was 49 km, 7 hours and 3 locks to Cuisery.
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