A hot evening in Auxonne

I’m not complaining! It’s just really hot and there’s no breeze. Yes I know, poor me 🙂
We cruised up from our wild mooring on the Saône this morning. And we got caught out in the lock heading into Auxonne. The lock started filling slowly then about half way through all hell broke loose, as did both our ropes, and it was all a bit messy (and stressful) until we got it under control. But you live and learn. We’re still standing with minimal injuries 🙂 The boat didn’t sink either. Loving the steel hull!

View from the back of the boat this evening. Auxonne is where Napolean did his military training and there still a big base here, right next to the marina in fact.

View from the back of the boat this evening. Auxonne is where Napolean did his military training and there is still a big base here, right next to the marina in fact. I think the boys are having a good night!

About khodges2013

Alan and I divide our time between our apartment in Christchurch, New Zealand, and our 11.5m Dutch Cruiser, Silver Fern, on the canals in France. We started out hiring and eventually bought our boat in 2014. The two summers lifestyle is wonderful and we feel very lucky!
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4 Responses to A hot evening in Auxonne

  1. Terry says:

    Such a tease Karen! What DID happen in that lock???

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  2. Nikki says:

    Geez look after yourselves! X

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    • khodges2013 says:

      There are a few hazards doing this boating lark. But I think we have learnt a good lesson from that lock and today we handled 2 more with no problems. Think I am having a wee flare up of the fibro though which doesn’t help. More vin could help?

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