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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. Advertisements

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Happy New Year to All at home in Ireland or Geneva and here in Chalon.

On this Gap Year we have learned to go with the flow. Because of our car problems we will now be celebrating New Year with Rodger Collins and his friends on his barge Silhouette in Chalon, not as planned in … Continue reading

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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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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

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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 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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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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Taking a Gap Year – At our Stage in Life? Are We Mad?

When we tell people we are taking a Gap Year it’s interesting to watch their reaction. Some say –“Great what a brilliant idea and you are right to do it when you can”. Others mutter something like “Great, well for … Continue reading

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