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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

This is the electric tug-boat that was used from the 19th century to tow barges through the 3 kilometre long Pouilly Tunnel on the Burgundy Canal.  The ventilation was so bad in those days that barges were not permitted to … Continue reading

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Sunday Stills: Entrances and Gateways

The approach to the Pouilly Tunnel seems innocuous enough; only when you’ve actually entered it do you find that long stretches are unlit.  This first journey through the tunnel took us almost an hour.  That’s a long time to hang … Continue reading

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Auxerre – Canal de Bourgogne – Saone to Pont de Vaux, May/June 2014

Monday 26 May We’d had a nice weekend at Auxerre, after coming down from the Nivernais. The weather had been mixed, hot and sunny, heavy showers. The moorings on the capitainerie side are expensive, (22 euros for a boat our … 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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