On the move to Tannay

A bit of a chilly day but we decided to get going through several locks and a couple of bridges.

Every day is started with the coffee machine being exercised …

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You do have to keep the captain happy!

It all got a bit monotonous for me so I mostly stayed in the warm doing house-wifey stuff like playing with my new washer/dryer (fab) and dishwasher (super fab). 

Attempted to start my next essay although Herbie had other ideas and sat squarely on my lap! The lack of wifi is getting to me a bit … I often need to do bits of research or refer to the OU site as I’m writing so am feeling like I have a hand missing at the moment.  At the next large town we can sort it all out and normality will resume thank goodness!

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Sometimes you find a lock keepers cottage has turned into a bar … We didn’t stop this time though!

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Kevin lifted one bridge and I did the other.  Kind of fun to do.

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So anyway,  here we are moored up in Tannay where there is little of anything except lovely peace and quiet and thankfully no rain!

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Plus the dogs are worn out!  Ying and yang style too.

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Back in France!

So … packed up in the motorhome we set off back on our travels.  We arrived without incident a few days ago and unpacked swiftly before spending our first evening aboard Avalon, the dogs sleeping soundly on their posh new beds. 
I now have a dishwasher (yippee) and the washing machine has been replaced with a new washer/dryer which is snug in the corner of the bedroom.  Next day (yesterday) we walked the boys along the towpath before stocking up the food cupboards.  Not a big task as we are both on diets and determined not to gain weight in the coming month … We shall see!  After the shopping we set off in the motorhome to visit Graham and Jill in Beaulon on their new boat, Françoise.  The new boat is lovely and spacious which was a delight for the dogs.

After a boozy night and a good sleep today we decided to walk into town for lunch.  Stopping at a like place we were all welcomed warmly and placed our order for lunch.  Several drinks later and still no food.  1.5 hours later and Graham asked if we were to be fed.  Oops, they were waiting for us to go into the dining room! As our stomachs were thinking our throats had been cut we rushed in and our starters were immediately served.  Thank goodness!

The owner had a new puppy which I demanded to meet …

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How I managed to leave him there I’ll never know!  Adorable!

Meanwhile Herbie and Teddy had a great time meeting Mutley and Baxter again …

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Kev brought his now toy to show his playmate.  I think Graham was suitable impressed …

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It was great meeting up with Graham and Jill.  The normal laughs were still there and Graham cooked us a delicious roast beef dinner on  Sunday.