At the start of our trip when we were entering the big locks we have the kids the iPad to watch Bluey (Aussie cartoon) and we were finding them very wound up by the end of the day. Now we are more confident with the locks all screens have disappeared. It is amazing the change in the children with snd without screens. Without they are happy inventing games snd doing craft. Issy even made her own cardboard computer which gives far more enjoyment than the real one! The kids are also having a lot of fun with the walk-in talkies, though their radio etiquette requires some improvement!
We are now just 2 days away from Paris and we are trying to book into Bassin de L’arsenal, a marina right in the Centre of Paris. Fingers crossed there are not too many cruising boats mad enough to be traveling through France in November!
We have been experiencing quite a bit of weed and algae so maintenance today included cleaning out the log and mud box strainer as well as researching how to change the seals on the leaking injection pump.