With the running repairs done to the generator we moved off from Moissac, but only after taking advantage of the 'winter' gathering, fuelled by the best fish and chips for years (almost worth wintering there just for that). A short run that day, then into Castelsarrasin for the weekend rugby (no disasters so far). The ports are filling up with wintering boats so moorings are getting harder. Kes is enjoying roaming old haunts.
|Vicious barge dog|
|Montech mill pond (overflow moorings)|
|Montauban turn off|
L'Hers is a nice overnight spot but no mod cons.
|L'Hers aqueduct and ecluse|
|Another nice sunset|
|The double red kiss of death (and no mooring)|
|The Emboucherie - eenie meanie minie......damnit take the middle entrance|
|Toulouse Gare Centrale from the canal|
|Toulouse Dry Dock (next year)|
|Toulouse Port Sud|
Negra was a new stop for us - a nice little canal chapel.
Then through to Castelnaudary for the rugby final - result (just) - now to collect all my winnings from the non believers. Moored next to 'Jane Louise' (Bob and Sue) who have a 'mini Sagar' - a nice layout. Once again we managed to join the Winter party/BBQ which started at 11am and finished ........
Then Winter did arrive - a howling gale for two days which led to a good 'chop' on the Grand Bassin.
We then sprinted towards Carcassonne before the forecast winds started again. The bowthruster packed up (probably picked up a branch) just another item for the winter maintenance. Angie exhibited her usual sang froid and skill getting us into our tight winter mooring against the wind and thus the end of the 2011 cruising season - 2000 km a little less than last year though it doesn't seem it.