Tag Archives: Canal boating

Tanlay To Raviére. Chateau and bike rides.

Tanlay is a lovely well kept village. Our first afternoon we visited the Château de Tanlay which began construction in 1550 over the foundations of a 12th century fortress. Finally completed in the 17th century it has been in the … Continue reading

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Clamecy to Auxerre. The Wind (wine) Down cruise.

There’s a hint of nostalgia in the air during these last few weeks before we start our journey home to New Zealand. The weather has been autumnal, the breeze is cooler, the nights cold at times with temperatures down to … Continue reading

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Playing with the big boys on the Seine and Yonne.

Today is Tuesday and as planned we departed Montargis. We booked a 9am start time at the first lock but somehow nobody had passed it on to the eclusier on duty and we had to wait for a barge (more … 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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The longest day…

Good news! We did move on from St Leger and our temporary fix is still fixed. So far so good. We left St Leger on Wednesday, June 17,  a gorgeous day, blue skies, sunshine, warm and dry. Perfect for boating. … Continue reading

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We arrived in Santenay on Monday, having decided against the planned stop in Chagny. The town of Chagny is possibly lovely but the port, although it has new pontoons, is right beside a working factory and just didn’t seem like … Continue reading

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The arrival continues…

Continuing on from my last post we arrived into St Jean de Losne on Thursday May 14. Our boat has been moved from last year’s mooring to another spot on a different pontoon, jammed beside an old barge that is … Continue reading

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