New Winter mooring.

A lovely gentle trip down the canal Lateral to La Chapelle-Montlinard (near La Charite) where we will spend this winter.



moorings are still busy, above is the Halte at Cours les Barres, never seen it this busy even in the height of summer

The plan is to spend September doing winter preparing jobs on the boat, and sorting out the camper van, still not functioning as we speak.  Then hopefully in October take the camper-van out and about.

Yesterday an English couple arrived took out of the boot of their car a large bag and unpacked it and started to inflate the contents.  Soon a inflated kayak appeared and off they paddle for a gentle afternoons  boating.



We are happy with out new mooring and Gladys is relaxed and enjoying the glorious autumn weather.


This post was written by Terry Barrett

Photographs by Tes


  • Jill gadman

    Looks beautiful. Enjoy yourselves. We are in America. Arrived two days ago. Will set off on travels Monday. In the meantime we are enjoying spending time with our friends. We meet up with them again at the White sands balloon fiesta in New Mexico.

  • Betsey and Chris Bomford

    Looks like a great mooring. Wish we were there to enjoy it with you. We had a good summer to Holland but missed the fine food and inexpensive wine of France. In Holland other boaters complain about the number of locks in France. I think the same can be said about Holland and their lifting bridges. On one route we had 122 lifting bridges and 21 locks in about 100 kilometers. We are now back home enjoying the Indian summer. Cheers C & B

  • Fernando Serra

    Bonjour mon amies! My sister Chus and I are about to leave Gloucester and start our next stage of our journey to Switzerland before starting our way south where we hope to pop in for a cup of tea at your winter moorings and hopefull after a good old chin wag to get ourselves “up to date” We will then move on on our way south to Nice so although very brief, Chus and I will endeavor to see you and we are really looking forward to it, so all things being well and if you are not otherwise engaged at the time, we will have some time together. I will of course get back to you nearer the time just to make sure it is convenient so hopefully see you soon

    Fernando and Chus x

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