Category Archives: St Jean de Losne

Forget Spring. It feels like Winter.

Apparently we missed Summer. It was lovely but only lasted a week. Since we arrived in France it’s back to rainy cold days with thunderstorms and lightening. I love a good storm but this winter blast is no fun. I’m … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Autumn, Bonjour au Printemps.

Autumn is here in New Zealand although you wouldn’t know it by the weather! The colours in Christchurch’s Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens are spectacular. But Alan and I are off to France on Sunday for our next adventure. … Continue reading

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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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Au’revoir and Kia Ora. It’s time to chase the Summer south.

It’s that time of year, folks. We have only three more days in France and then homeward bound (to our other home because Silver Fern really does feel like a home now). Someone said it doesn’t feel like we had … 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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Chalon, Seurre and St Jean de Losne. Even more men behaving badly and a change in the weather.

Tuesday, 13th September. Chalon sur Saône is a superb mooring for provisioning. We picked new sheets, pillows etc plus some groceries. It was hot with a southerly wind off the desert. No swimming in Chalon though. Too many boats! Chalon … Continue reading

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St Jean de Losne to Seurre and Chalon sur Saône. 35°+ Phew!

Thursday 25 August. As forecasted this week we are having a bit of a heatwave. Temperatures round 35° (inside and outside) and as usual very little breeze. Much as we love the St Jean de Losne marina it can get … Continue reading

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Getting a bit of a lift. Silver Fern takes to the air.

Well, it has been a while since I posted and that is because nothing hugely exciting had been happening. And I mean that in a good way. We’ve been moored up in St Jean de Losne catching up on cleaning, … Continue reading

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Dramas, Dijon and Down the Saone…

Today we have finally departed our home port de plaisance of Saint Jean de Losne and headed out for this year’s cruise.  But first things first, we desperately needed some more gigabytes on our dongle (as you do). All this … Continue reading

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