Category Archives: Experiences on the Canals

Our social life in Chalon- is wonderful.

Last Friday our boat neighbour Thierry and his partner Marie Ange invited us to dinner on their boat. What a Burgundy feast! Advertisements

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Visit to Dijon City Capital of Cote –d’Or

When Marc was here we made a return visit to Dijon, 70km and one hour away from Chalon. Cote d’Or and its capital Dijon, was home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th century. Dijon … Continue reading

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Trip on an 84 -year old Barge Silhouette to Saint Jean du Losne- I could not resist

Rodger Collins had to take his barge Silhouette to St Jean du Losne for repairs and I could not resist asking him if I could come with him. So I signed on as temporary deck hand.

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Our New Year Party- On a Barge in France

Roger Collins invited us to his regular New Year Party on his Barge Silhouette. We joined him, his son William and his friends for dinner. It was our first experience of a French New Year Celebration and what a feast … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to All at home in Ireland or Geneva and here in Chalon.

On this Gap Year we have learned to go with the flow. Because of our car problems we will now be celebrating New Year with Rodger Collins and his friends on his barge Silhouette in Chalon, not as planned in … Continue reading

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It’s getting cold outside- Will we manage in January?

We have never lived on a boat before in winter. So we don’t know how cold it will get….

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Chalon sur Saone- The dream took a bit of a battering this week.

We have been delighted with our winter moorings in Chalon but on Friday and Saturday we got a reality check.

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Two days to our winter destination in Chalon sur Saone- another coincidence

We are now cruising down the Saone and nearly at the end of our boat travels for this year. This journey has been both a great adventure and a time of personal awareness. We keep having good coincidences, as if … Continue reading

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The luck of the Irish- How a key ring saved our plans to get to winter mooring in Chalon sur Saone.

Yesterday was a tough day. Sorry no blogs, it has been very busy as we have gone through three countries to get from Cochem on the Moselle to Richardmenil on Canal des Vosges. Yesterday when we arrived at the Liverdun … Continue reading

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Koblenz to Cochem on Moselle

We are now on the Moselle River having left the Rhine at Koblenz. What a difference! No more 7km current against us and endless barges. Instead we have a tranquil river, very pretty villages and lots of tourists. But you … Continue reading

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