MWNN returned safely, with car, and very early too! By the time this entry is posted, I should be back in the UK and able to update my LJ personally.
Storms in France are amazing; I’m sitting in the boat, with the lights on because it is so dark and the rain is bouncing so hard that it is rebounding in off the open hopper-window glass. I hear the sounds of the sapeurs and pompiers sirens but, apart from those, the only noise comes from the storm itself. witch_wolf
the first attempt at a photo resulted In magnified raindrops all over the lense, (and I was under cover on the front deck at the time). The second attempt is somewhat better and is posted here on the narrowboat in France site
Half an hour later, and the storm is over; the temperature is now bearable and we can think about leaving the dogs in the boat and going off for a spot of shopping in the Cora hypermarket. But, hold hard, what is this I spy MWNN? . . . an American flag on a Dutch barge just coming out of the lock.This is the first American boat we have seen this season, crewed by Bill and Frances (he from Arkensas, she from Kansas)