mardi 11 octobre 2011

11.10.11 Tuesday

We spent 3 nights at Villeneuve and really explored this delightful town but the weather wasnt kind to us and it poured down most of the time!! We left last Sunday and moored sunday night at Joigny, and then yesterday we moored at Laroche St Cydroine where we have free water and electricity so we are staying here till tomorrow when we move to Migennes ready to go back to the UK for a week....
Ive crocheted a baby blanket for Patrice and he's humoured me by loving to sleep on it!! Makes it all worthwhile!! His latest craze is tearing up paper, John is learning very quickly not to leave his guitar music out now....!!!!!

For some reason the text is messing up on this blog entry, Ive tried to put it right but it just keeps on doing it, so I havent suddenly forgotten how to spell, its the computer doing its own thing!!

jeudi 6 octobre 2011

06.10.11 Thursday

We left Migennes on Tuesday and headed to Joigny where we moored for the night by the market place. it wasnt too bad a mooring except dogs are walked there by irresponsible owners who dont pick up their rubbish and guess who trod in it??? Oh well walked it off on their pavements!! We went to market yesterday and then having got John a new hat to replace the old one buried at sea (!!??!!) we headed off again. The scenery was quite wild and we loved the wide stretches of river but we werent too happy with the vast 94metre locks with only us in them!! Last night we moored at Villeneuve sur Yonne and by a stroke of good luck we have discovered free electricity so depite the rain the inside of the boat isnt gloomy today! Tomorrow we are doing the market here and then we are going to make our way slowly back to Migennes as we go back to the UK on the 14th for a week, leaving Patrice in a cattery, I know he is going to hate us for that.....
 You really would think that there were better places to sleep than on the curled up electricity shore line?? Patrice found it most comfortable!!
 Huge lock shared with 'bumper' boats, they couldnt wait to get in front of us when we left the lock though.....!!!
A submerged lock on the Yonne, you can see the wall to the right of it, could be nasty if you hit that!!

samedi 1 octobre 2011

01.10.11. saturday

We have left Auxerre again and this time we are going slowly up the Yonne River. We had a delightful cruise yesterday in sweltering temperatures, 36 degrees registering on the thermometer in the wheelhouse (with the windows open and the roof off !!) We are moored at Gurgy by the commodities but of course neither the water nor the electricity appears to be functioning.... As it is so hot again today we are just staying put and soaking up the soothing vibes of being one with nature!!!!!
 I fed these large, but still infant, swans who were quite tame, but Patrice hated them!!!

John chilling and washing his feet at the same time!!