Category Archives: C’est La Vie – The Boat
Now that we are near the end of our Gap Year, I have been reflecting on what the year has taught me. Definitely one lesson for me is that it is always right to go with the flow and not … Continue reading
The day we had planned to leave, it froze the night before – 6 degrees. We had to leave with ice on the decks. It was a pretty hard job to load the car. We had to throw out a … Continue reading
We leave for Ireland next weekend, so we are clearing and doing final touch ups on the boat. The going away parties have started! This week we have been to dinner to Alain and Francoise’s home. On Sunday we are … Continue reading
Rodger Collins had to take his barge Silhouette to St Jean du Losne for repairs and I could not resist asking him if I could come with him. So I signed on as temporary deck hand.
Update on the broken car. First, we have had to cancel our planned visit to England to celebrate the New Year. On top of this, last night was the coldest we have seen (-4 degrees) and there was ice on … Continue reading
One of Nuala Gap Year goals was to learn to cook better. She has been practicing over the last few months and when the opportunity came to invite people onto the boat for dinner, she reluctantly rose to the challenge.
Looking back on my life, I realise that I used to be afraid of things going wrong and worried constantly. Sometimes I was not fully aware that I was doing this but it was an undercurrent in my life. … Continue reading
We have never lived on a boat before in winter. So we don’t know how cold it will get….
We left on Monday to visit Sarlat for three days. We were amazed to return to Chalon to find the Saone River in flood and a lot of the ground around the Marina was under water.