Wednesday, Skipper got his crew on deck early, as there were only 2 days left to get as far as the end of the navigable part of the Upper Lot.
After a lunch stop in Vers, we tied up for the night in Laroque des Arcs, a typical Quercy village protected by a beautiful chapel perched atop of the cliff overlooking the river.
As we were having dinner, we were treated to a most spectacular storm, complete with thunder and bolts of lightning.
Thankfully, the rain had cleared by Thursday morning, as we made our way towards Caix. We stopped for lunch by the prettiest little lagoon by the side of the river, before sailing around the peninsula on which Cahors stands.
Since I joined the cruise late, I had missed seeing the Pont Valentre from the river – well, what a sight to behold! Seeing it from below whilst working the lock, reflecting on the skills of those 14th century builders, and the legacy they have left us is simply a privilege. After a long afternoon slowly making our way among the vineyards, looking out for herons and other wildlife, we met with the rest of the cruise, in Caix where we will visit the vineyard tomorrow.
Log on soon for more!