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Not going hungry in Hungary!

We arrived in Budapest after a very enjoyable train journey from Munich, through Salzburg and Vienna. The Railjet train is very comfortable and the views are amazing. Arriving into Budapest we were met by Alan’s old friend Janos who was … Continue reading

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Christchurch to Munich and beyond

Guten Abend! I am writing this from a train, ja? We are somewhere between Rosenberg and Salzburg, still in Germany but soon to be crossing the border into Austria. The scenery outside the window is very green and verdant, a … Continue reading

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Departure Day

Departure Day has finally arrived. Actually it has sneaked up on us. The weather in Christchurch has been so amazing that it still feels like Summer. Normally when we leave these shores the temperatures are 10° lower and we are … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Plans A through D…

Here we are, moored at Vincelles on the Canal du Nivernais. We were not planning on being on this canal. In fact plan A was to head down the Canal de Bourgogne towards our winter mooring in St Jean de … Continue reading

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Market day in Joigny on the Yonne river

Here’s a few pics from our trip to the Joigny Marché last week… I     This was an exceptional market. I think it’s only once a month so we were lucky. Outside there were rows and rows of clothing, … 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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Pictorial: La Charité-sur-Loire, Sancerre and St Satur, our last few days in pictures


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