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As you know our car broke down on the way to the ferry in Fishguard last Sunday. We missed the 2.30 pm ferry by minutes and had to wait for 12 hours. So we did what we know works- find … Continue reading
We spent the last day in France, at The War Memorial of Caen museum and then took the night ferry from Caen to Portsmouth. We are near the end of our Gap Year.
Living on a boat for the winter in the middle of France had us worried at the start, but it’s turned out to be a very mild winter here in Chalon Sur Saone. At home in Ireland this week it … Continue reading
Update on the broken car. First, we have had to cancel our planned visit to England to celebrate the New Year. On top of this, last night was the coldest we have seen (-4 degrees) and there was ice on … Continue reading
We have never lived on a boat before in winter. So we don’t know how cold it will get….
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
La Grand Souterrain – Long Tunnel on St Quentin Canal – 5.5 hours to travel 5.5 km- I could have swam faster!
This is a 5.6 km tunnel through the mountains on the St Quentin Canal. All the boats have to turn off their engines to be roped to the boat in front, and pulled through the tunnel by special chain driven … Continue reading