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Seneffe to Valenciennes, back into France we go.

Bonjour, we are back in France after an interesting and generally enjoyable trip through southern Belgium. The last time I wrote we were in Seneffe and planning our trip down the historical century old but recently renovated four boat lifts … Continue reading

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Toul, war and homeward bound.

  So we’ve been moored in the Toul town marina, Port de France, for a month now. The locks into Toul are now shut until late October as they work on the lifting bridge. But if  you’re going to spend … Continue reading

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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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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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St Jean de Losne to Seurre and Chalon sur Saône. 35°+ Phew!

Thursday 25 August. As forecasted this week we are having a bit of a heatwave. Temperatures round 35° (inside and outside) and as usual very little breeze. Much as we love the St Jean de Losne marina it can get … Continue reading

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Getting a bit of a lift. Silver Fern takes to the air.

Well, it has been a while since I posted and that is because nothing hugely exciting had been happening. And I mean that in a good way. We’ve been moored up in St Jean de Losne catching up on cleaning, … 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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Pont d’Ouche to Plombiére-les-Dijon and a mishap.

Tuesday, August 9th. Guess who ran out of internet again? Can hardly believe we went through €80 and 10gigs in 18 days! We can’t work out how we are chewing through 10 gigs so quickly. So there was no internet … 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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Santenay…

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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