Category Archives: Canal Lateral à la Loire

Canal de Briare

We left Briare on Thursday morning half an hour earlier than expected after a visit from the Capitaine and went through the three locks back out onto the Canal de Briare with a little speed boat behind us. From there … Continue reading

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Leaving Leré, Belleville-sur-Loire and Briare.

It was a nice cool morning as we unplugged, untied and left Leré. We cruised past the nuclear power plant which, let’s face it, is an eyesore. But it is what it is (whatever that means?). Not the pretty ‘bucolique’ … Continue reading

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Lazy Days in Leré 

Today is Thursday. I’m pretty sure. It’s been a lazy few days since we arrived in Leré. We have achieved a few things though. I managed to administer a haircut to Alan with the clippers. I didn’t scalp him this … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life of Riley (on the Canal Lateral a la Loire…)

It has been suggested to me (by my dear old dad) that a post detailing a days trip on the canal would be a fun and informative read, especially for those contemplating a holiday on a canal boat. So here … Continue reading

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Decize, Fleury-sur-Loire, Nevers. Oh and Coypu!

The temperatures have finally come down, although it’s only a temporary reprieve. Later this week we are expecting late 30°s again. The hot dry weather is having an impact on the water levels of the canals. So far there isn’t … Continue reading

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