On Tuesday the 1st of April 2014 we left our winter mooring for over 5,5 months at Roanne. The first day of our summer cruise! We have planned to be on the move for about 6,5 months. After 25,5 kilometers (16 miles) and having descended 3 locks, all in 4,5 hours, our first overnight stop was Melay-sur-Loire. This picture is another version of the spot – see picture 16 of the weeks 40&41 in 2013 or the one on FB on the 1st of April. We are breasted up to ‘Vrouwe Dirkje’, self-evidently with the permission of their generous owners, Anton & Dicky.