Tag Archives: Canal boating

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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An International Incident. Bad behaviour on the canals…

The day started so well. Who knew the palaver that was to follow. Here’s what happened… The morning was cooler when we woke in Pouillenay. We had agreed with the lockeepers that we would have a 9am start as we … Continue reading

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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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