Tag Archives: C’est la Vie

Since we started our Gap Year we keep having amazing coincidences- Can someone please explain it to me?

Speaking to my new account manager Ben Aliaga-Kelly in Merrion Stockbrokers yesterday, he asked did I get the email he had sent with photos of the boat?  I said I had not and he resent on the spot. It showed … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Paris!

After a journey of 1,343 km, starting at Tarmonbarry on the Shannon in Ireland which included transporting the boat from the Shannon to Dover in England by road and ferry, crossing the English Channel, travelling down the Canal de Calais, … Continue reading

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I am starting to slow down too much

Boating is a slow speed affair. If you travel 40 kilometres in a day, you are doing well. So people who live on boats on canals tend to slow down, adopt the speed of the boat and everything can wait … Continue reading

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The Dover Delivery Team goes home – Nuala Arrives

Thursday was the change of crew date. The plan was that Nuala would arrive by air to Beauvais Airport, hire a car and drive to meet us in Douai. Then Bill and Michael would drive the car back to the … Continue reading

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Calais to Bethune – The First Days on the Canals

We have started the journey along the French Canal system. Over the last two days we have motored from Calais to Bethune, a distance of 144 kilometres. Sorry blogs have been late this week. I have had terrible trouble getting … Continue reading

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Today’s a Big Day- Crossing the Channel to France

We have been in Dover now for two days waiting on the crew to assemble. Neil came on Wednesday by bus, wheeling the second Strida bike. Michael and Bill arrived on Thursday by plane and then three different trains. It’s now … Continue reading

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Registering the Boat as a Ship of the Irish Nation– We Got It with 11 days to Go!

The Boat is now named C’est la Vie. As I mentioned in an earlier blogs, it is much better if the boat is officially registered before we take it to France and Germany. European waterways police apparently love official paperwork … Continue reading

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