Monthly Archives: May 2017

Piépape to Chaumont via the Balesmes Tunnel. 

Wednesday 24th May. Today we transversed the Balesmes Tunnel, nearly 5km long, built mid 1880s, and ‘supposedly’ well lit the entire way, more on that shortly. We left Piépape early that morning, climbing 11 locks in 9kms before reaching the tunnel … Continue reading

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St Jean de Losne to Piépape. Canal Entre Champagne et Bourgogne

Saturday May 20th. We departed our home port of St Jean de Losne after topping up our water tanks and buying a crusty baguette for lunch. The weather was very cloudy and only 12° although at least it wasn’t raining, … Continue reading

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Bastille Marché, Paris

The stunning market near the Bastille  considered one of the best in Paris and was busy the day we visited. Lots of fresh seafood, meat (including horse) beautiful flowers.

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Christchurch to St Jean de Losne. This years adventure begins.

Every year we are surprised by how quickly May comes around and this year is no exception and suddenly it’s time to head away on a new adventure. There is a lot of planning and saving that goes into living … Continue reading

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