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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. Advertisements

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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

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Our New Year Party- On a Barge in France

Roger Collins invited us to his regular New Year Party on his Barge Silhouette. We joined him, his son William and his friends for dinner. It was our first experience of a French New Year Celebration and what a feast … Continue reading

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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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River Saone in Flood- Water rises two meters!

We left on Monday to visit Sarlat for three days. We were amazed to return to Chalon to find the Saone River in flood and a lot of the ground around the Marina was under water.

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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

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A catch up blog- We have lost track of each other.

Over the last few weeks we have changed our plans and moved the boat quite a long way and I realise you might have lost track of us and not know where we are or what we are doing.

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