Category Archives: Doubs River

The Jura. Last leg of our 2017 trip.

Brrr! It was only 8° when we cast off from our mooring in Dole on Friday. A lovely sunny day to start but there were a lot of dark grey clouds looming on the horizon. And of course it started … Continue reading

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Auxonne, Dole & Rochefort. Heatwaves and thunderstorms. 

August 24 Thursday Daughter Georgie and her partner Chris arrived to visit us, travelling from Santorini to Auxonne via most modes of transport known to man including planes trains and automobiles. They arrived to a bit of a heatwave here … Continue reading

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A little trip with friends and it is time to think about leaving.

Things didn’t start well. The weather was horrible, cold and wet, when our friends Debbie and Lloyd arrived on Saturday, September 17th, so we delayed our proposed trip up to Dole until Monday. Instead, on Sunday, they drove us to Château … Continue reading

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I’m sad to say it’s time to go…

So we made it from Dole to our winter mooring place at Blanquarts in St Jean de Losne. The trip from Dole went well even though we hit torrential rain while waiting for a lock to open. But it lasted … Continue reading

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Released for good behaviour…

Yippee. We’re free. Just. Saturday morning came and Mr VNF shook his head. Not this morning. Lunchtime or this afternoon perhaps. So we hung around. I walked into Fraisans for some bread. Incidentally I don’t think much of the boulangerie’s … Continue reading

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Still here…A little fed up in Fraisans

Well, 48 hours later and we are still tied up to the brambles. The VNF finally came by at 4.30 and said not today. Maybe tomorrow. Definitely not Sunday of course (they don’t work Sundays). If it rains over the … Continue reading

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Locked out of the lock….

Besançon was lovely. We had such a nice time but we knew we had to get back to St Jean de Losne soon. We have to organise some work to be done on the boat, get it winterised and then … Continue reading

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