Category Archives: On the Journey

Visit to Valance and Avignon – following the rivers to the sea.

On our adventure to follow the Saone and Rhone rivers to the Mediterranean, a round trip of 830 km, the first towns we stopped at were Valance and Avignon. This trip was all planned around the rivers to familiarise ourselves … Continue reading

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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!

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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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Hi Ho Hi Ho- It’s off to work we go!

We have only five weeks left on the boat before we return home for good.  We have had a great adventure and year off. The year has flown and now it’s back to reality so I spent this week polishing … Continue reading

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I nearly had a heart attack !

I was worried- someone from Korea was looking at the blog! I know our blog is well read. We now have up to 3,500 views per month – but why are Koreans looking at it? Are we about to get … Continue reading

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We nearly did not make it to Geneva and family for Christmas

Tuesday we planned to go to Geneva by car to stay with my daughter Louise and her family for Christmas. We were up at 7 am, Nuala has an appointment to get her hair done and 9 am and we … Continue reading

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Our Christmas in France

Suddenly Christmas seems to be upon us. So far it’s been a very different Christmas for us this year. In the past we would have been very busy at work in the run up to Christmas but this year there … Continue reading

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A lesson I have learned from the Gap Year- Don’t be afraid!

  Looking back on my life, I realise that I used to be afraid of things going wrong and worried constantly. Sometimes I was not fully aware that I was doing this but it was an undercurrent in my life. … Continue reading

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Visit to the Musée l’Aventure Peugeot (Museum of the Peugeot Adventure)

This week we drove to see the Peugeot Museum in Sochaux. It was a very different type of museum than the Volkswagen Museum in Wolfsburg, Germany. This museum is devoted to the Peugeot automobile business. The museum was founded in 1988 next to the … Continue reading

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