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Monthly Archives: June 2014
Journey from Bingen to St Goar- The Narrowest and Fastest Section of the Rhine
All the guide books warn that the river section from Bingen to Saint Goar can be fast and dangerous due to strong currents and shallow areas. At the same time, they say it is the most beautiful section of the … Continue reading
Posted in C'est La Vie - The Boat, Experiences on the Canals, On the Journey, People We have Meet on the Gap Year, People who have helped us on our way, Places visited Tagged Bad Nonnef, Bingen, Bingen to St Goar, blue boarding on the canals, blue boarding on the Rhine, C'est la Vie, Hafenmaster, Hafenmaster St Goar, Mainz, Rheinfels Castle, Saint Goar, Saint Goar Marina, Schierstein, shallow areas, St Goar, UNESCO World Heritage site 3 Comments
Meeting Tom Carolyn Emily & Georgia
We have met lots of interesting people on our Gap Year. In a many ways it’s the people who make the trip great for us. Among those people were Tom and Carolyn and their children Emily and Georgia from Canada.
Posted in On the Journey, People We have Meet on the Gap Year Tagged strasbourg, The Rhine, Worms Germany Leave a comment
Visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg
We got to visit the European Parliament on Tuesday 17th June. You cannot just show up at the Parliament, you have to arrange the visit in advance. We would like to thank MEP Gay Mitchell for arranging the visit for … Continue reading
Posted in On the Journey, People We have Meet on the Gap Year, People who have helped us on our way, Places visited, Travel Tips Tagged EU Parliament member states, European Parliament, Gay Mitchell, Heidelberg College, Mosel, Paris to Berlin via Nancy, strasbourg, visiting European Parliament 2 Comments
What I feared Most Happened
I have always said to Nuala, that on the Gap Year, the biggest risk was that one of us would get sick. The boat is great, designed and built to handle all the different type of water conditions we have … Continue reading
Our First Days on the Rhine
We have started our journey on the Rhine! It’s a mighty fast flowing river, with high volumes of barge traffic- a place to be very careful. Hence, there have been no blogs as we have been fully occupied staying out of … Continue reading
It’s Hot – so Hot- We have hit a heat wave
This evening we are in Hesse on ‘La Canal de la Marne au Rhin Est.’ It is so hot. It’s 8.00pm and still 38 degrees.
Taking the boat to the Supermarket to get Food and Diesel
Alan an English man, who we had met in Nancy, told us about a very good supermarket along the canal as you exit Nancy. He informed us that you could moor the boat alongside the supermarket and get your groceries. So as we … Continue reading
I love France but……………
I love our time in France but sometimes it can be frustrating. This week we arrived in Nancy and booked into Port St George. It rained all day. It cost €20 per day and Nuala refused to move off the … Continue reading
Bill & Cora arrive, so no blogs for Six Days!
Bill & Cora Kee arrived to stay with us last Thursday. Since they came, there have been no blogs as we were having such a great time!!