Picturesque Godinne

It was a relief to get moving again, the sun has been so hot and I needed a breeze.  We took on water at the lock, helped by a charming man who spoke only French but fixed my hose and gave me a wink. Oo la la!

The most perfect day to be cruising, we decided to stop after 3 locks and around 4 hours in a beautiful village called Godinne.

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The locals were very helpful with mooring us.

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We all spent a while enjoying the simple pleasure of sitting together with a beer or two in the sunshine until Graham decided Mutley needed a haircut and Jill got overheated.

Another thunderstorm ensued (I love these summer storms) which freshened the air which was heavenly after such heat.

Next morning I came across a pretty church while walking the dogs and dashed back with my camera.

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This one seemed out of place!

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I love the way everything has become part of nature.

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I couldn’t resist photographing this fabulous tree root.

We only stayed the night as we had plans to moor up in a rather nice marina we’d been told about in Yvoir.  The marina is situated on an island and before the owner left he gave me a key and pointed at the little foot ferry.  What fun!  As no one else was on the island I had charge of the ferry in case I needed to get off.  Kevin was by now on main land getting cars sorted out with Graham so me and Jill decided to check the place out.

We soon discovered the kiddies paddling pool and had a bit of fun there.

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Mutley and Baxter soon joined in but you’ll have to see http://www.contentedsouls.com to see the evidence of that! 

I met a family of geese fiercely guarded by papa …

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He didn’t seem to like me very much!

Eventually Kevin and Graham (plus Teddy and Herbie) returned so I dutifully operated the ferry with Jill overseeing operations.

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We spent the evening going from Avalon to Matilda Rose trying to get a decent tv reception as it was Holby City night and atmospherics were causing problems.  It was no surprise when the thunderstorm arrived and had me closing all the windows at 2am.

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