This morning we left Beaulon and headed for Roanne, it will take at least three days and we have moored this evening in a small village called Pierrefitte sur Loire, charming place not much here though but it has a beautiful lake next to the canal and I took the opportunity for a swim, the Marie have created a beach by the lake and lined part of the lake and poured tonnes of sand on the lining, the result a touch of St.Tropez
The weather has become hotter and hotter and is forecast to be in the 90’s next week, ah well more swimming and more drinking. I was reminded of the thoughts of Jonny Buttts the other day. Now John is my oldest friend by a long way, we first met when I was 7 and I am 64 now so that is 57 years of friendship. We don’t see enough of each other anymore but we keep in touch and he gets my updates, and someday soon he and Jenny might summon up the energy to make the trip out to see us. anyway I ramble on, the reason for thinking about John in this very hot weather and his advice when I first ventured abroad with him some 46 years ago, we traveled to Spain in his mums mini traveler, the one with the wooden trim and side sliding windows.
And now any seriously hot weather is known as Jonny Butts and time for a beer….works..try it.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes