16/07/2012 - 16/07/2012
We drove to catch the ferry and Mark was speeding when the police followed us with his light flashing …. you know the rest
Today we hired a house boat and went on the river!!
The house boat is not stylish from the outside, but inside it's good. There are 4 bedrooms and two floors. The top floor is an observation deck, with table and gas barbeque.
But then there was a disaster! We went on to a sand bank and the boat got stuck on the sand. We would have to wait for the next high tide to get off – 7:30 the next morning. In the night the tide went out and the boat sat touching the sand.
New words for the day
The boat was stuck: le bateau etait coincer
sand bank: banc de sable
high tide: maree haute
low tide: maree basse
Stylish = e'le'gant
the tide goes/comes in (the sea rises)
the tide goes/comes out (the sea falls)