Well, having left Auxerre as expected on 29th March we took the boat to the boatyard in migennes and returned to the UK for Easter with our respective families. We returned to France 15.04.12 and were unable to unpack the car as we had been put the other side of 2 massive hulks in the boatyard, so we moved around to the basin in Migennes for a couple of days before setting off on our summer travels. Then it rained and rained and rained..... and the River Yonne was shut to all boating as the river was in full flood. we kept asking the eclusier who eventually said that we could go the next day... So we packed up, got into the lock and then were told that the river was still forbidden....... so we had to go backwards out of the lock and returned to our mooring in the basin again. After a further 10 days we were told we could go so finally on the 12th may 2012 we set off on our travels.... I took a few pictures in Migennes so here they are with a brief description of what they are about!!!!
John hanging about by the dustbins with the " dustbin raiders" from left to right, John, Jean, Patrice and Bernard.
Bernard's mum wearing a hat I had thrown out in the bin which Jean (not to be confused with John) had rescued from the bin and given to her!!! They sure take recycling very seriously in Migennes!!