Que la nouvelle année déborde de bonheur et de prospérité et que tous les voeux formulés deviennent réalité!
The view from our back deck
le Bal des Pompiers, Paris 4ème
Our cruise to Belgium was great fun, and we had a very pleasant experience in the boatyard, which doesn't happen often, but now we are back home in Paris, and enjoying life in our port. This is what we did last night to celebrate le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July), France's national holiday.
Friends from the port and from town gathered together at our local firehouse to dance and drink Champagne au Bal des Pompiers.
Cruising on the Marne
From Meaux to Cumières with a stop in Nogent L'Artaud. Up early in the morning, pulling away from one pontoon at 7:30am and landing on another after 5pm. The constant rain after Château Thierry kept us huddled inside trying to keep warm as we cruised along the normally beautiful Marne, which looks less attractive in the cold and the rain.