I assume, Felix-the-Cat, that your bus transfer did not include any unplanned hotel stays, and that you were somehow back on the boat for the night.
When we booked we hadn't even considered the possibility of enduring a series of one night hotel stands. We obviously didn't do any serious investigating before booking.
I continue to wonder whether or not water levels frequently pose a problem in the late fall. I would assume it would more likely be low levels then, than high ones.
Thanks for the reply,