Category Archives: Canal boat

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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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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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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Lyon, Belleville, Tournus and Chalon. The beautiful Saône River.

Thursday September 8th. We left Lyon, turning ‘a droit’ up the Saône, back the way we had come. I was a bit reluctant to leave, I loved feeling part of the hustle and bustle of the city while having our … Continue reading

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Mâcon, Belleville, Travoux and where the Saône meets the Rhône, the beautiful Lyon

  Wednesday 31 August We were woken by a boat leaving port at 6am this morning. By 7.30 we were up, showered and ready to go. There is a handy fuel quay here in Mâcon’s Port de Plaisance so we … Continue reading

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Chalon sur Saône marché, an unexpected night on the Seille river and on to Mâcon.

Sunday, August 28. We left Chalon at 10.30 after visiting the excellent market that is centred on the Place St Vincent and then meanders down the side alleys. Lots of fruit and vege stalls plus fish, sausage and artisanal cheese … Continue reading

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