We've traversed the Rhone and Soane before. The towns and villages en route we've visited by land and by water a few times - so it was a good opportunity to push on and make tracks.
Noel and I are nomadic, we love moving. Puttering along the canals and rivers on Rouge Corsair is relaxing for us. When we stop we tend to work at our businesses or on the boat - so moving is like a holiday.
Half way along the trip from Aramon to Diksmuide, we stopped at a welcomed free jetty.
Near the Jetty is the Restaurant du Pont.
The owner and chef appeared and welcomed us onto his wharf and indicated he'd like us to come for a drink, but there was no obligation with using his facilities.
However, it was time for us to wind down a little, so we decided to sample their wine.
Our waiter made me think of Fawlty Towers. Not because he fumbled and made a mess of most things, but he was a mix of Bazil Fawlty and well, good humour.
He thought we were hysterical, actually Noel's pronunciation of anything French sent his lips into an uncontrollable quivering smirk.
When we pointed at one wine, he quite smartly directed us to another (local wine from Macon - beautiful).
Clearly a very happy chap in his work and his life, his effeminate character was endearing, but I think we gave him the biggest laugh with our laid back Aussie attitude.
(He was too shy for a picture!)