Tag Archives: Canal boating

Chaumont to St-Dizier. A mixed bag.

Sunday, May 28. Mothers Day in France. Not the best day for us. We cast off from Chaumont and headed through the first lock and all was looking good. About half an hour later 3 things happened. Our engine overheat … 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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Cyclone Debbie, Cyclone Cook? Time to head North!

Daylight Saving has just finished here in New Zealand and, quelle horreur, I had to turn a lamp on at 5.15pm! Speaking of turning, the weather! Our Summer was almost a non-event this year and Autumn also seems to be … 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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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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Plombiére-les-Dijon to St Jean-de-Losne on the Saône river.

Wednesday 10 August. Plombiére was a good mooring. No power or water available, at least where we were, which is surprising considering it’s a reasonable size. There are very dilapidated electrical points but they don’t work. The lockeeper showed up … Continue reading

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Vandanesse-en-Auxois to Pont d’Ouche. More Men Behaving Badly…

The Vandanesse-en-Auxois mooring is popular with hotel peniches which take up a lot of room on the quai but we were lucky when we arrived because there was only one tied up, leaving plenty of room for us. Behind the … Continue reading

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