Our last Lock was at the end of the Rhone navigation - before it issues into the Med - turning back into Port St Luis de Rhone where we found our mast at Navy Service. We had booked a slot for re-masting 10:30 Friday morning - expecting to stop at Arles for a day - but it was FULL!!!
There was a fiesta on in St Luis which meant we could enjoy quayside music - the three days of practice were better than the final performance. But we were turfed out of St Luis on Saturday morning; for a sailing competition, before we were fully re-rigged - especially as we had a siezed gooseneck fitting which was going to need some brute force to fix or break!
We therefore moved to Port Napoleon in the Gulf du Fos unfortunately motoring on our first Sea voyage.
Port Napoleon is much better than St Luis for Boaty stuff anyway so no loss. We asked North Sea Maritime to send a new gooseneck, and it arrived next day - fantastic - and we had it fitted the same afternoon. We made a few other improvements to the rig too.
Under a large boat on the hard we found these two bikes like our collection - but a very well equipped Bickerton.