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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! Advertisements

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Last trip on the Saone River with our French friends

Last Sunday, we invited the people with whom we have formed strong friendships during or time in Chalon, to come on a farewell trip with us on the boat.

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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

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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

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Journey from Bingen to St Goar- The Narrowest and Fastest Section of the Rhine

All the guide books warn that the river section from Bingen to Saint Goar can be fast and dangerous due to strong currents and shallow areas. At the same time, they say it is the most beautiful section of the … Continue reading

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Our First Days on the Rhine

We have started our journey on the Rhine!  It’s a mighty fast flowing river, with high volumes of barge traffic- a place to be very careful. Hence, there have been no blogs as we have been fully occupied staying out of … Continue reading

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I love France but……………

I love our time in France but sometimes it can be frustrating. This week we arrived in Nancy and booked into Port St George. It rained all day. It cost €20 per day and Nuala refused to move off the … Continue reading

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Celebratory Dinner in a Kebab Fast Food Bar

Sorry blog late internet – dongle broke – had to buy new one  which took a day and cost €99! To celebrate reaching Lock 1 and the Summit of The Canal de la Marne au Rhin, when we arrived in Void, I … Continue reading

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We have reached our Everest – Lock 1 at Demange aux Eaux

For the last three days, since we left Vitry le Francois, we have being climbing up to the summit. On a canal that means locks and we have gone through 71 to get here. Nuala and I have become a … Continue reading

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People who make our Gap Year more interesting….

Over the last two months we have met some interesting people on other boats. Generally boaters are very helpful, friendly people and quickly tell you their story. They will rush to help you tie up the boat when you arrive, … Continue reading

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