Tag Archives: Saone

Early Bird: Weekly Photo Challenge

Sunrise at our moorings at Aramon, on the Rhone. Rosy glow of dawn on the River Saone. An early start on the Canal Rhone a Sete. A misty morning, somewhere in France Table Mountain, Cape Town We’re early birds; always … Continue reading

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Symmetry: Weekly Photo Challenge

Symmetry:  This beautiful Cape Dutch building is part of the Boschendal Vineyard complex. This symmetrical object was snapped in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sidney, Australia.  Man-made, I’m afraid, but appealing to the eye nonetheless.   This bridge is to … Continue reading

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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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Sunday Stills: Power Lines

When I saw the Sunday Stills prompt ‘Power Lines’ I thought I must have plenty of shots that had been ruined by power lines.  In the end however, these were the three I selected from the archive.  Maybe the ‘ruined’ … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Being a boater, most of the ‘reflections’ I encounter are across the water.  Here are just some of my favourites, taken along the Canal du Midi or on our journeys up and down the River Saone.  For other interpretations, visit … Continue reading

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Sunday Stills: Bridges

With the word ‘Bridges’ for a prompt, there was never going to be a shortage of possibilities for a boater.  🙂 To see other interpretations of the prompt visit Sunday Stills.

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour:  that first and last hour of daylight. Wherever we are, we always seem to have a camera to hand at this time. We’ve worked, cruised and holidayed in some beautiful places over the years, but few more … 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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