Jackie Parry – author


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Follow those geese!

We are wondering if we are going the right way. The autumn leaves are more established the further south we go. We are also wondering if there are snow-capped mountains around the corner!

We’ve done the right thing – waited for the geese to indicate south and we are following them.

Today’s our fifth day on the move and we puttered past Lyon as time is pressing and we’ve already been there twice before. We’ve moored at Syripel or, as it is called on our other charts, Les Roches de Condrieu (40 km south of Lyon).

Main lesson learned today: check the DBA site out for updates…. our book-charts (which are embarrassingly old) have a nice spot drawn where we thought we could anchor. Our electronic charts just have a blue mooring buoy.

For some strange reason we didn’t check the DBA information (as we have done every day so far) and we were getting ready to anchor. Turning the corner, we saw a huge mariner, of which we are now a part of, paying our entire monthly budget to – sigh! … We are, however, having a grand old time… here are some pics.

A day out of St Jean de Losne and we'd seen very few boats, until we got to this lock. It was like a party - such fun - they Aussie boat behind us were just lovely.

A day out of St Jean de Losne and we’d seen very few boats, until we got to this lock. It was like a party – such fun – they Aussie boat behind us were just lovely.

That urge to see around the next corner!

That urge to see around the next corner! Seille River (for one night – so very pretty!)

Macon, pretty but noisy night.

Macon, pretty but noisy night.

Lyon

Lyon

Autumn is here!

Autumn colours

Sunny when I am at the helm.

Sunny when I am at the helm.

Raining when I am working the lines!

Raining when I am working the lines!