Chapter Sixty-Eight June,
Ernest Hemingway said “If you are lucky enough to live in Paris, then
wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a
moveable feast.” We both agree
with Hemingway but might add: “Don’t ever try to leave”. It was hard leaving Paris.
The only consolation was that there was more of beautiful France to see.
So, with all the strength we could muster, on April 1st we
said our last farewells and slipped the lines.
Instead of heading immediately toward the country we headed down the
Seine to circle the city one last time and get a water view of this enchanting
city. It was even more beguiling
than we anticipated.
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April proved to be a cold month and our stops were dictated by the need
for heat, so electric availability was paramount. But it didn’t mean we weren’t having fun. Well, most of
Once we warmed up, we took in all that the magnificent countryside had
We are enthralled with barns, gates, birds….
…rolling fields, bridges, and beautiful Nancy on May Day.
And then we were delivered a curve ball. John had a TIA on May 4th. Sharon ran for help, we were able to get help immediately and
he suffered no permanent damage. However,
we cannot pursue our Danube River plan. So we took a trip to the south of France
to find a winter mooring and think through a new plan.
We were able to secure a slip in Marseilles so at least we have a
short-range destination. This
lightens our load for the moment. Meanwhile,
we stopped in some wonderful ports. And cleared our heads.
slowed to a crawl, gotten John’s heart back in order and changed course
according to doctor’s suggestions, staying close to land.
This means Seraphim is now posted “For Sale.” And that brings us to figuring out the next adventure in our
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