In the final days of September, the long dry summer came to an abrupt end. Time for us to pack up and head South.
On a grey morning Antiope is lifted out at Migennes
During the heat of summer we had found the nylon rudder bearings were binding on the shafts, so once out of the water we dropped both rudders for inspection and arrange for some adjustment to the shafts to be sorted over winter.
These steel rudders each weigh close to 40kg
In between the rain showers we built the canopy frame and covered Antiope up for the winter.