Join 509 other subscribers
Donate To St. Vincent de Paul
Where is the Boat Now ?
calendar ortodox on Back in Chalon ! beatepage on Summary of the Year Away Anne McDonald on Summary of the Year Away
Category Archives: weather
Weather in Chalon Sur Saone
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
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.
Sunday Afternoon Cycle in Chalon- a Simple Pleasure
Yesterday we decided to explore the North Bank of the Saone by bicycle. We went eastwards as from the map we could see that there was an old port and the junction where the Canal du Centre meets the Saone … Continue reading
Posted in Chalon sur Saone, comments on life, cycling, French Food & Wine, Places visited, weather, winter Tagged Chalon sur Saone, saone river Leave a comment
New Year in England Deferred!
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 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
Posted in comments on life, family, On the Journey, People who have helped us on our way, weather Tagged Chalon, Nuala, people who have helped 4 Comments
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
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….
Posted in C'est La Vie - The Boat, Experiences on the Canals, Travel Tips, weather, winter Tagged bubble wrap, Chalon, Chalon sur Saone, Nuala 6 Comments
We are home- we limped into Ireland rather than arrive to applause
We are home in Dublin since 11.30 today Monday 23rd February. Fourteen hours behind schedule but then again we did arrive by breakdown truck.