This year it feels like we stayed too long. After we came out of the Canal du Centre at the end of September we went to Saint Jean de Losne to consider our options for selling. When, after considering, we decided to wait until next year, we felt like our season was over but we still had three weeks. And the weather was looking bad. At that point we were ready to be home in our comfortable house with good showers and machines for washing things.
So we puttered around, caught up with some friends who soon left and went home, did more laundry did a short cruise up to Auxonne, did some more laundry, fashioned a cover for the boat for the winter, and finally packed up an left. After a false start when one of us forgot the extra bag we had packed and had to return to the boat and then another false start when another of us left a purse in a restaurant we finally escaped the clutches of Saint Jean de Losne and said goodbye to Armida for the winter – stay warm, or at least don’t freeze too much.
The Statistics for this year are:
Engine hours: 303
Kilometres Travelled: 1401
Number of Locks: 416
We are now reclining in a lovely B&B above Giverny where Monet’s gardens are and looking forward to flying home on Thursday.
Our plans next year are to do short cruises for about 3-4 months and then sell Armida. So for those of you who have been thinking of coming to visit – this will be your last chance for a long, long time.
Oh, and if you know anyone who wants to buy a boat…….