Category Archives: Holiday 2014

A retrospective look at the Top 10 Things We Like about our new lifestyle. (And a few challenges).

We have been home for a week now and it’s time for reflection. What did we love? And for some light and shade, some balance, a few things I, at least, had issues with… Top 10 things we like about … 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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Besançon, Je t’aime…

We have a had a fantastic stay in Besançon. I’m so impressed with this city. Having made it here under less than ideal circumstances we were always going to be happy to have a longish stay, at least until the … Continue reading

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Au’revoir Auxonne

It’s the day after Bastille Day and time to leave Auxonne. We headed downstream and south. The marina in Auxonne, Port Royal, was a lovely spot to spend the holiday weekend. And very social. Last night the Capitanerie put on … Continue reading

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Tied up on the banks of La Petite Saône

Today is Wednesday, July 2nd. We left St Jean-de-Losne yesterday around lunchtime and planned to cruise up the Petite Saône until we found a spot deep enough to moor up the boat without running aground, but also shady and accessible. … Continue reading

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