Sunday, 15 October 2017

Time to head home

From Nogent, the navigable limit of the Seine for Antiope, we headed downstream to join the Yonne river, and turned south towards Migennes and Simon Evans boatyard where Antiope will sleep for the winter.

Nogent-sur-Seine, Antiope moored just above the Barrage
Nogent-sur-Seine was a great place to rest up for a week before the task of wrapping up for the winter.

                                      Autumn sunshine and misty mornings in Nogent

A busy day heading south on the Yonne river
Montereau-fault-Yonne, the junction of the Seine and Yonne

Harvesting walnuts.

Antiope gets to fly.

Frame building for the winter covers.
Antiope, all snugged up for the winter.

On our way home we take a break in Australia and a cruise on the Murray river. 
Long time friends of Annie invite us aboard two of their paddle steamers.

Emmylou, our home for a night on the river in Echuca.
Canberra, the world's oldest working paddle wheeler.

I get to drive.