Our first lock today was much quieter so we let the kids do all the work. We motored on to Truchère for lunch. Truchère can easily be summarized: 2 restaurants (specialty frog legs) and a nature park. No shops and nothing to do in the village. At the entrance of the park are a couple of mobile food vans selling crepes and ice cream.
We take the third lock and climb the Saône. The Saône is much larger than the Seille so navigation is much easier. The current can be strong so progress is slow even with the engine on full power, but we are on holiday, so we let it go.
At noon we made the break Tournus. There were many people at the official dock, but I found a place after the second bridge. This city is a must-see, a lovely abbey and church (with Dali exhibition) and many shops. Most things were closed as we were there on a Sunday, except 'tourist shops'.
We decided to go a little further and came across the first large lock on the Saône, where life vests are mandatory. We docked at Gigny sur Saône and did our shopping in the campsite 2km left of the dock - a good walk after a day boat on the boat. The campground offers a restaurant, a take-away and a small shop and you can pre-order bread and croissants. We bought everything needed for a good spaghetti bolognese on board. That night my son caught his first fish and I made an effort not to look jealous…