Whoops

Posted from Decize, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. Life is fascinating to me.  You are settled down on the boat for the winter and each day that comes along has its own routine and little in the way of excitement or change, then you go to have your annual medical check  up and the doctor is a little concerned  that your heart is not...

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Danish ‘Hygge’ on the boat

Posted from Herry, Centre-Val de Loire, France. Hygge is as Danish as  roast pork and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too. There’s nothing more hygge than...

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Winter cometh

Posted from Herry, Centre-Val de Loire, France. Yes its getting colder and  we have been busy getting  logs delivered and cut and stacked before the weather gets too  wintry.  We  have been lucky the last two years with mild winters but most long  term forecasts are indicating a more severe  winter this year. a nice view of  a load of...

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Moving house/boat.

Posted from Herry, Centre-Val de Loire, France. We have made the move from Decize to La Chapelle, where we were last winter. We set off early Monday morning and had a trouble free day covering 35 kilometers mostly in the pouring rain but still enjoyable. Goodbye to the canal  de Nivernais  and the friendly lock keepers , they may have...

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Back home as another cruising season draws to a close.

Posted from Decize, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. We arrived on our winter mooring in fine weather and a full moon. Clear skies and a full moon gave a us a big hello. The season was not quite over when Bernadette and Henk arrived on their lovely barge we managed to  spend a few sunny days sharing stories and a few laughs. They...

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