Tag Archives: burgundy

Gray to Scey-sur-Saône. Stormy weather.

Gray was such a convenient (and free) mooring we stayed for six days. It’s a big town with an Intermarché Super and Brico only five minutes walk away and free power and water if you moor close enough to an … Continue reading

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Auxonne, Pontailler-sur-Saône, Mantoche and Gray. Stormy weather.

Auxonne is a great spot for a few days. The Port Royale has very nice moorings but quite pricey. For us €14 per night. There is a large military presence here (Napoleon did his training here back in the day) … Continue reading

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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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St Dizier to Chalons-en-Champagne. 

Week 4. Sunday June 4th. We walked around some of the sights of St Dizier, including the château. The weather was wet and grey which can taint your opinions of a town and we were happy to move on. Monday June … Continue reading

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Piépape to Chaumont via the Balesmes Tunnel. 

Wednesday 24th May. Today we transversed the Balesmes Tunnel, nearly 5km long, built mid 1880s, and ‘supposedly’ well lit the entire way, more on that shortly. We left Piépape early that morning, climbing 11 locks in 9kms before reaching the tunnel … Continue reading

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Christchurch to St Jean de Losne. This years adventure begins.

Every year we are surprised by how quickly May comes around and this year is no exception and suddenly it’s time to head away on a new adventure. There is a lot of planning and saving that goes into living … Continue reading

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