We departed from here at 0940, leaving Robert and Judith on Billow. They need to find somewhere to park the boat safely for a week while Robert flies home on business. We are going on ahead to report on potential places for them to stop.
Found a number of nice spots and reported them back by text message, so Billow will be under way again soon. Locked through behind a peniche with 2 other plaisanciers and stopped a bit further down at St Jean Les Deaux Jumeaux for the night. A reletively uneventful and peaceful day full of beautiful weather, lovely views and a nice place to stop for the night.
We have found somewhere to park up for the winter. It is in a small port called Auxonne. We have booked in there for 3 months starting around the end of October. Our rough, outline, wet finger, first stab, wave damp grass in the air and guess (SWAG = scientific wild-assed guessing) is that we will do a few days/weeks of work on Wight Mistress, come home for a while in the middle and go back afterwards. We are not committing to anything more solid than that for now, ‘cos we just don’t know.