In 2021, I wrote "In 2019, I wrote on this blog that "Having moved Kanumbra up north at the end of last season (2018), this year will see us breaking new ground in our cruising. So far, we have no real idea where we will be going, except that we want to start by going up the River Doub (Canal du Rhône au Rhin) to Mulhouse, before joining the Grand Canal d'Alsace and heading north to Strasbourg. After that, it's anyones guess!""..
Well, 2020 turned out to be a bit of a fizzer, for well known Covid reasons, and for a long time we thought 2021 might be heading in the same direction. But we finally got Travel Exemptions to leave Australia, and spent several months in France in 2021. Unfortunately, the death of Rita's mum in Switzerland in August disrupted our cruising plans, and we only got a couple of weeks of local cruising done last year.
But here we are again, air tickets have been booked and we're ready to spend late-May through early-October cruising in France. But this year we are being more circumspect in our plans, with only a tentative plan to cruise to Strasbourg on the agenda for June to meet some American friends there and have them spend a few days on-board with us. After that, we'll just see where circumstances lead us! But even with only limited plans for the first month, we know that high or low water levels could disrupt even these modest plans. Let's just wait and see!
Trying again to do what we set out to do in 2019 and 2021...