Tag Archives: Pont de Vaux

A Quick Trip South, September 2014

Although we’ve navigated the Rhone on two occasions, (more detailed reports at The Saone Rhone and onto the Canal du Midi September 2008 and Crossing L’Etang and Navigating the Rhone to Lyon, September 2011 ) we were looking forward to … Continue reading

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Messing About on the River (July 2014)

It’s nice to chill out for a change…  When we go to the boat we always seem to be in something of a rush. Maybe it’s because after leaving port at Pont de Vaux we have a fairly long stretch … Continue reading

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The Canal du Nivernais (May 2014)

Sunday 27 April We arrived at Pont de Vaux at 6.00pm, having taken the Channel Tunnel route again as opposed to the ferry. The boat was fine, dry and warm. Lots of spiders’ webs everywhere, but I only came across … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

The inspiration for the Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘infinite’.   These are my choices from my stock of photos; to see others visit the Weekly Photo Challenge. Or click on any one of the links below. It looks like an infinit … Continue reading

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Canal de Bourgogne Revisited (Autumn 2013)

Having abandoned our exploration of the Canal de Bourgogne in heavy rainfall during May/June, we decide to persevere again this autumn… Monday 19th August Arrived at Pont de Vaux around noon, after an uneventful trip.  Traffic had been a little … Continue reading

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Rain, rain and more rain… Canal de Bourgogne/River Saone, May 2013

The only good thing about being wet is that you can’t get any wetter… and you will, in the course of time, get dry.  The bad thing is that this year in France, once you’ve got dry… you just start … Continue reading

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Mini-Trip to Lyon (September 2012)

Sunday 9th September 2012 I hate getting up and leaving home in the dark when we’re on our way to France, but an alarm call at 4.15am for a 5.15am departure was the order of the day today.  We were … Continue reading

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Canal du Centre, Digoin – Pont de Vaux (July 2012)

Wednesday 4th July  It had taken us 9 days so far to make our way back to port from Briare and we were pretty much on schedule. Having passed through Digoin going up to midday, we received a big boost … Continue reading

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Grounded on the Saone (April 2012)

Grounded on the Saone Sunday 1st April, 2012 We were approaching PK103, in sight of the Uchizy bridge, heading north from Pont de Vaux to Tournus for a quick overnighter to check everything on the boat was working fine.  Neville … Continue reading

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Visit to Pont de Vaux, March 2012

24th March  We arrived towards 6.00pm, having set off from Cambridgeshire at 5.15am to catch the 9.00 am ferry.  This time we used DFDS, though the boat, Norman Spirit, appeared to be a boat from LD lines, who we’ve used … Continue reading

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