Winter cometh

Posted from Herry, Centre-Val de Loire, France. Yes its getting colder and  we have been busy getting  logs delivered and cut and stacked before the weather gets too  wintry.  We  have been lucky the last two years with mild winters but most long  term forecasts are indicating a more severe  winter this year. a nice view of  a load of...

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Moving house/boat.

Posted from Herry, Centre-Val de Loire, France. We have made the move from Decize to La Chapelle, where we were last winter. We set off early Monday morning and had a trouble free day covering 35 kilometers mostly in the pouring rain but still enjoyable. Goodbye to the canal  de Nivernais  and the friendly lock keepers , they may have...

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Back home as another cruising season draws to a close.

Posted from Decize, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. We arrived on our winter mooring in fine weather and a full moon. Clear skies and a full moon gave a us a big hello. The season was not quite over when Bernadette and Henk arrived on their lovely barge we managed to  spend a few sunny days sharing stories and a few laughs. They...

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Starting for home

Posted from Saligny-sur-Roudon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. We have had a busy year on the boat, traveled many Kilometers, operated numerous locks,  met  up with lots of friends, eaten too much, drunk about enough, well …its been a good year. Time now to get back and sort out the camper-van and the boat and relax with our good  friends. The weather has been incredible...

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St Dizier

Posted from Saint-Dizier, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, France. We left the Somme and Chris and Jac with a heavy heart having had a wonderful time on this beautiful waterway Before we left we encountered Keith on ‘Duck in’, the last time we saw his boat it was underwater in Montceau-les-Mines harbour,4 years ago.  Well done Keith for getting back into cruise mode. They...

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