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  • Bill and Nancy

October 2003

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

The intense summer heat made us dream of the light snowfall around the port last winter. It had been hot almost every day since June, and being cold became a vague memory and something that we looked forward to feeling again.

When canals began announcing early closing dates because of a lack of water, we pointed our bow towards Roanne and chugged along at a steady pace. This winter will be our 4th in Roanne, and we did not want to risk being locked out by canal closings.

We had planned to return to Roanne early, pack up the car and finish our summer vacation in Italy, but somehow time drifted away, and that never happened. Instead, Roanne welcomed us with its warm heart, and as the summer heat softened into fall warmth, we found ourselves enjoying the company of friends, old and new.

Cruising is always a pleasure, but so is coming home again.

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