Continuing along the Rhône to Rhine Canal, we reached the final three locks, which drop us back down into the river Saône.
This pretty evening light over the Saône was followed by a superb firework display. Shannon hated it! Life can be tough at times!
At Chalon-sur-Saône it is a right turn off the river, where we rise up on to the Canal du Centre, through this ten metre lock. It is numbered Mediterrenée 35.
The bottom gate closes in two sections behind us, as it is such a deep lock.
The calm waters of the Canal du Centre lie ahead of The Puzzler.
This is the best lock garden which we have seen, with so many different flowers.
Passing a wood yard, it was interesting to see the tree trunks being sprayed to keep them wet, while they are seasoning.
Our first rainbow for ages.
In the centre of Chagney, this metal cockerel rules the roost. The cockerel is the national symbol of France.
We have been seeing vineyards all along the hillsides, but here they are very close to the canal.
It was nice to meet our Swiss friends again, as they return along the Canal du Centre.
Walking through Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune, the trees are starting to show their autumn colours.
It was a relief to reach the calm waters of the summit pound. This canal has been so much better than we were expecting. Our next locks will start at Océan 1.