When you have been sitting in the same place for 6 months , however, lovely the place, you do get a touch of cabin fever, especially when the weather brightens up.
Leaving the mooring at la Chapelle.
First lock and as usual this time of year first job is to clear the muck built up over the winter.
Gladys guarding against possible pirates .
The plan, there’s that dreaded word again, was to go to Decize and cross the Loire to St Leger-des-Vignes, our old mooring and do some work on the boat before continuing up the Canal du Nivernais towards Paris and the Somme. First plan of the season failed as we were not allowed to cross the Loire so continued up the Lateral onto Gannay.
avoiding navigational hazards on the way.
Finally got to Gannay after 3 days cruising and awoke on the first morning to a brilliant sunrise
I have a feeling in my water that it will be a great season.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes