Tag Archives: Canal boating

Paris, au revoir. The return up the Marne. 

Friday July 7th. Paris. We were loving being in the heart of Paris and sharing it with family. Alan and Georgie took a hop-on hop-off Batobus boat, checking out the sights along the Seine and in the evening we caught … Continue reading

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Lagny-sur-Marne to Paris. We made it!

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La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre to Lagny-sur-Marne. 

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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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