Off cruising on Monday.

Posted from Lamenay-sur-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. Yes great weather and time to get back to Decize. The canal is now open after a prolonged closure.  We are  preparing for the off on Monday.  It should take two and a half days to get there if the lock keepers are in position and all  the locks are working again.   Its always...

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Spring has sprung and work on the field

Posted from La Chapelle-Montlinard, Centre-Val de Loire, France. The longer days and shorter nights lift the spirits and fill one with hope and expectation for a jolly 2017. For all  those who sent good wishes  to Gladys after her accident I can report that she is back to full health and  is now her usual lovable pain in the bum....

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Gladys 0 , truck 1

Posted from La Chapelle-Montlinard, Centre-Val de Loire, France. Gladys enjoys her walks, but she prefers a run out off the lead.  Teresa never lets her off the lead because Gladys does not respond to being asked to return!   I have  always taken the view that the risks are manageable and up  to last Sunday no harm had come to...

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Frozen in and completing on the land

Posted from La Chapelle-Montlinard, Centre-Val de Loire, France. Yes folks its been very cold in mid France and the boat is firmly iced into the shore.. We did remain warm and cosy thanks to our reliable log burner,  praise the Hygge. If I had some ice skates I could have got to the shops a bit quicker!  Sunrise over the...

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Happy Solstice

Posted from Lamenay-sur-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. My favorite time of the year for the very reason is that it heralds the start of Spring.  A little  fanciful perhaps but I need the prospect of spring to raise the spirits and the sad feelings created by the dark days of winter.  So warm up some wine and spices   and toast the...

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