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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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Canal du Centre, Chalon s/Saone – Digoin, (May 2012)

Sunday 20th May We caught the 9.30 ferry from Dover, leaving England in cold grey weather and arriving to similar in Calais.  The temperature there was 10 degrees, but as we drove south the skies brightened, the temperatures rose gradually … 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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Lyon to Pont de Vaux via the Saone, (Autumn 2011, Part 4)

We’ve really enjoyed staying in Lyon.  When we lived in Spain we used to drive through the city eight or ten times a year on our way there and back, and hadn’t formed a very favourable impression as we hurtled … Continue reading

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The Saone, Rhone and onto the Canal du Midi, (Sept/Oct 2008)

Tuesday 30th September Well, this was the journey we’ve been anticipating with mixed feelings, heading south down the Rhone. We’d spent a lot of time studying the navigation charts, listing the locks and possible moorings along the route, and revising … Continue reading

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Baume Les Dames via the Rhone Au Rhine/Doubs and to Auxonne via the Saone (July/August 2008)

Tuesday 22nd July. We had arranged that the workshop at H20 St Jean de Losne, (where we had left the boat in June) would take the boat from its moorings, through the lock and up to the quayside by the … Continue reading

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Genelard (Canal du Centre) via the Saone to St Jean-de-Losne (June/July 2008)

Tuesday 24th June We had booked the lock-keeper for an 8.30 start, but “Lili Ann” behind us was trying to beat a deadline to moor up for the rest of the summer before setting off for a channel ferry booking, … Continue reading

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