My phone call in French was a success! As you can see, our taxi not only turned up but was precisely on time. Furthermore the phone call must have been convincing enough as our charming driver chatted away to us as if he expected we should have no difficulty at all in understanding.
Departure day itself was a bit dismal weather-wise which seemed appropriate as the end of season pack up is always a little sad. As we are in a different winter port this year we didn't have any farewells to make other than to L'Avenir herself.
A night in Paris meant we had a good sleep before the 2 long flights to Melbourne about which there is nothing interesting to be said which I suppose is a good thing. There is nothing remotely glamorous about long distance flying; it is just something to be endured. Perhaps it's different behind the curtain in Business and First and the champagne makes the films look better. I suspect I'll never know.
So, that's it for another year. As always we've had a wonderful time Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read the blog and an even bigger thank you to those of you who joined us on the boat. If you didn't - well there's always next year.
I haven't calculated distances and locks for this year. At the moment I just can't be bothered. Maybe I'll get around to it over the long, hot Melbourne summer.
In the meantime,