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Summary of the Year Away

Looking back on our year away. We had a great time, meet lots of great people and achieved a life time ambition. We did manage to find the right boat and get it from The River Shannon in Ireland, via Paris … Continue reading

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Five days R&R in Portsmouth before returning to Dublin

Our Gap Year has been wonderful and things have fallen into place for us as we went along. One such example was staying with Neil & Bernie on the way home. It was a great transition from our year on the boat … 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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Sorry no blog done Friday …

as first day back on the Rhine – very slow going up river seven hours to do 37 km. Blog to follow!

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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 !

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We are pushing to get to Berlin- six days to go !

The Mittelland Canal is fast, efficient and boring. We are pushing hard to get to our final destination – Berlin. The boat is being run like a proper ship, motoring for 8 to 9 hours and doing up to 80 km … Continue reading

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Tam and Di Murrell- Cambrai

When we arrived in Cambrai Port at 8 pm after our first long day’s journey from Douai we moored in the only space we could find in front of a boat called Friesland. I could not find electricity or water … Continue reading

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The Dover – Calais Delivery Team have a Practice Day – 13 days to go.

The boat has been dewinterised.  The Topaz Truck came last Friday and filled up the fuel tank. So the boat can again do what it’s designed to do, cruise on the water. I have asked Bill Kee, Michael Eustace and Neil … Continue reading

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