A day in Wolfsburg- the home of Volkswagen

We had planned to go and visit the VW AutoStradt and once we had completed the factory tour at 1 pm, we would leave and get on our way again. However, it was such an interesting place, we ended up staying all day until 11 pm- so the schedule is shot to pieces again!! Continue reading

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We have become so flexible with planning and targets – it’s scary

Nuala and I agreed last week that after Berlin we would cruise for long days and get back to Koblenz (825 km away), as soon as possible in case the water levels on the Rhine start to rise. That was four days ago but then there was the stop at Potsdam and now we are moored at Wolfsburg. Continue reading

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Leaving Berlin to go to Potsdam – An Interesting City

We got up early (at 7 am) to leave Berlin before the tourist boats got going. Again this proved to be a wise decision as we passed through Charlottenburg Lock and were out on the Havel See (Lake) by 9.am, just as things started to get busy. So bye bye Berlin.   Continue reading

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Nuala brings two men she met on the quayside, to the boat!

We have returned to Berlin. We are retracing our steps through the centre of Berlin along the Spree River.  I was going to tell you about this….. but then, Nuala brought two German men back to the boat. Continue reading

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Today we leave Zeuthen in former East Germany after 39 days.

Today we dragged ourselves away from Boothaus Roll in Zeuthen. We have been here since 12th July. This is the longest we stayed anywhere. In our hearts we did not want to move but we must as we have a Gap Year to continue with. Even though we don’t speak German, we had really started to feel at home here and have got to know a number of people. Continue reading

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How people helped us when we were home

We have commented before on how helpful French and German people have been to us on our Gap Year. It has to be said that the same also applies to Irish people and this is why… Continue reading

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More about Courtown

As I mentioned in our previous blog The Sheehan Clan (Nuala’s mother’s family) have an annual family holiday each August in Courtown. They have been doing this for about 20 years. It’s a great way for any extended family to stay connected. I think it is something that every family should look to do. Continue reading

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Nuala was Right !

We went back to Ireland for planned two weeks “holidays”  Nuala said I should put a note up on the blog saying “sorry no posts for two weeks on holidays”  I said no I would find the time to keep the blog going and I did not! You will see why below. Continue reading

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We have been home on holidays …

Sorry no blog but the good news is that we will be on the Derek Mooney show today at 4pm !

On the Derek Mooney Show

On the Derek Mooney Show

Outside RTE Studio

Outside RTE Studio

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Why have you seen a number of times on the blog- Sorry no Blog – No Internet!

To keep in touch with family and friends and to put our blogs online, we need internet and mobile phone coverage on the boat. Thus, we have had to have our own mobile Internet devices. Continue reading

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