We have stopped off in Decize, one of our favourite spots from last summer, to top up with groceries and explore the town once more.
The town mooring is not easily reached with a depth of barely .7 of a meter on the approach, however, Renaissance made it without incident.
We leave here today to start our journey up the famous Nivernais Canal, which is said to be the most beautiful in all France, we will see. The one problem is that the Nivernais canal is not populated with many towns mainly a series of villages and hamlets probably without WI-Fi facilities so it maybe some time before I am able to update the Blog, but as soon as I able I will let you know where we are and any adventures to date.
Before we left Gannay we had a impromptu barbecue with fellow boaters
The new moorings at Decize, they open at the end of June this year
The old mooring at Decize, I hope it survives the opening of the new moorings
Dawn at Decize just after Gladys woke me with her licks and below a friendly Heron keeping a weary eye on Gladys
Gladys is doing fine settled into boat life with remarkable ease, gets me out of bed for a walk about dawn with a lick of my hand or any other bit that is sticking out of the bed. The refuge we got her from did phone in a panic yesterday to say they had cocked up, or a similar phase in French, Gladys’s vaccinations and given another dog one of the jabs they should have given Gladys! We need to take Gladys back to the refuge on Friday for her to have her proper jabs and update her passport, fortunately our good friends from Gannay are coming to the Nivernais to find us and take us to the refuge to complete the paperwork.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes