To Gurgy

Wanderlust moored in Auxerre.

Wanderlust moored in Auxerre.

When we departed Auxerre on the first step of our 2015 cruise through France it brought back a memory of our visit to Positano Italy long ago. As we were waiting for a bus in Positano, an old man walked up to us and asked in English, “Why would you leave.” The old man clearly enjoyed toying with the departing tourists this way but it was a good question. And we had no answer. Why would we leave such a perfectly perfect place as Positano? And why would later willingly leave Auxerre, another postcard perfect place?

Wanderlust, it seems, has no limitations. Sometimes it is just time to move. And sometimes there’s another perfectly perfect place just beyond the next bend of the waterway. We’ll never know unless we move.

Just as we were set to leave Auxerre the throttle cable on our friend's barge Puddlestone failed forcing them to tie to our side.

Just as we were set to leave Auxerre the throttle cable on our friend’s barge Puddlestone failed forcing them to tie to our side.

Our first stop in Gurgy

Our first stop in Gurgy

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2 thoughts on “To Gurgy

  1. Good to have an update after such a long silence and glad to report that John on Puddlestone made it down the Rhone and I last saw him safely moored in Narbonne for the winter. Hope you get your leaks sorted – ours were from a weeping water pump, some condensation and some rain but mercifully not the toilet!

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