A shot of Tjidstrom for you Phil and Julie!
Our empty space
The boats still moored in Auxerre
The Capitainerie and Vaux for you Jenny and Roger.
!6th April:- we have spent the day cleaning, me the inside and John the outside, ready for us to set off to pastures new tomorrow. We were all set to go, and indeed had untied ourselves when we realised that we had no power..... a quick scramble gave us a turn on a moored boat and we gradually managed to pull alongside "Wanderlust" who were going to make this first part of the journey with us. Jean-Philippe climbed aboard and pronounced our morse cable broken. This was duly replaced but by then Wanderlust had gone and it was already 17.30hrs so we decided to stay put for the night. When we awoke the following morning the heavens had opened and looked set for the day so we delayed again.
At last on 18th April all was well and we set off in glorious sunshine. An uneventful journey followed seamlessly and we moored at Gurgy. We were just going to stay the night, but we heard that there was a Vide -Grenier here the next day so we stayed for two nights.
Today, 20th April we left Gurgy after lunch and now we are moored in the wild just before Ecluse No 9 'La Graviere'. We had waited 15 minutes for this to open but apparently this lock is being automised, so passage through is limited. No problems we will have a night here and Patrice is just loving the greenery. Its a wonderful sunny place to watch the sun go to bed!