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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
What a difference a year and eight days make!
Saint Jean de Losne, a small town on the Saone River, won’t mean a lot to you, but it is significant for Nuala and I. We moored in St Jean on Monday night, a year and eight days since we … Continue reading
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
Posted in Adrian injury, Experiences on the Canals, front page, On the Journey, People We have Meet on the Gap Year, People who have helped us on our way, Places visited, Reflections on Life Tagged Berlin, Chalon, Chalon sur Saone, Craclin'Rosie, Dusseldorf, Foxy Lady, Herminie ll, paris, Saone, Zeuthen 9 Comments
Henrichenburg Boat Lift and Buying a Carpet for the Boat
Last week we motored from Munster to Henrichenburg on the Elms Canal. We only stopped there because I wanted to visit the barge museum and ancient boat lifts. Nuala said we have a schedule to keep but as I would love … Continue reading
Posted in C'est La Vie - The Boat, Experiences on the Canals, front page, On the Journey Tagged Barge museum in Henrichenburg, Berlin, boat lift, Boat lifts, C'est la Vie, Coincidences, Elms Canal, Henrichenburg, Hornbach, Munster, Munster to Henrichenburg, Nuala, Potsdam, St Louis Arzviller Boat Lift in France, Yacht Club Henrichenburg Leave a comment
I have decided that today blog is all about me as it’s my birthday!
Today I am 61 ! There were sometimes in my life that I thought I would never get to this age. But I have and I am in the middle of a Gap Year and celebrating my birthday, with Nuala, … Continue reading
Posted in C'est La Vie - The Boat, front page, On the Journey, Reflections on Life Tagged Berlin, Berlin Lakes, Calais, Civil Unrest in Northern Ireland, Dover, Europe, Freedom of movement, Gerry Wilson, Growing up in Ireland in the 1950s, Ireland, Munster, Newbridge, Nuala, Nuala Louise, paris, Russell Court Hotel Belfast, Sligo, Tarmonbarry, West of Ireland 8 Comments
Leaving Berlin to go to Potsdam – An Interesting City
We got up early (at 7 am) to leave Berlin before the tourist boats got going. Again this proved to be a wise decision as we passed through Charlottenburg Lock and were out on the Havel See (Lake) by 9.am, … Continue reading
Nuala brings two men she met on the quayside, to the boat!
We have returned to Berlin. We are retracing our steps through the centre of Berlin along the Spree River. I was going to tell you about this….. but then, Nuala brought two German men back to the boat.
Today we leave Zeuthen in former East Germany after 39 days.
Today we dragged ourselves away from Boothaus Roll in Zeuthen. We have been here since 12th July. This is the longest we stayed anywhere. In our hearts we did not want to move but we must as we have a Gap … Continue reading
Posted in Berlin, C'est La Vie - The Boat, On the Journey, People We have Meet on the Gap Year, People who have helped us on our way, Places visited Tagged Arsenal marina Paris, Berlin, Berlin TV tower, Dr Angelia and Franz Paulus, Havel Canal, Herr Roll, Koblenz, Mittelland Canal, Moselle River, Netto Supermarkets, Potsdam, Rhine, Skerries Sailing Club, Zeuthen 2 Comments
Why have you seen a number of times on the blog- Sorry no Blog – No Internet!
To keep in touch with family and friends and to put our blogs online, we need internet and mobile phone coverage on the boat. Thus, we have had to have our own mobile Internet devices.
Posted in Berlin, On the Journey, Paris, Places visited Tagged Berlin, Bill Kee, Douai, Dover Delivery Team, Facebook, France, French sim card, german sim card, Germany, internet and phone coverage in France and Germany, Mainz, Michael Eustace, Orange, paris, SFR, travellin in France and Germany and mobile phones, Virgin, Vodafone, Worms Germany 2 Comments
We are back in our house – The Gap Year is Officially Over
On Saturday, 7th March we moved back into our house and then it hit me, the Gap Year is really over!