Monthly Archives: August 2013

Stats from 2013 canal boat trip

Day 1: Departed 3pm St Florentin to Esnon 12 kms 5 locks Canal de Borgogne Day 2: Esnon to Auxerre 28kms 13 locks Canal de Borgogne and Yonne River Day 3: Auxerre (rained all day) Day 4: Auxerre to Bailly … Continue reading

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Last night on the French canals

Friday 30th August Joigny-St Florentin Joigny is a lovely town and one of the highlights of this years canal trip. Alan got up early this morning and went over to bridge to the lovely boulangerie we found yesterday. He came … Continue reading

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Joigny sunset

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Gurgy to Joigny

Thursday 26th August We got up this morning in Gurgy and had baguette and confiture (jam) with coffee for breakfast and started our trip to Joigny. We spent the day travelling in unison with the English family as they were … Continue reading

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Bailly to Vincelles to Gurgy

Thursday 26th August, Gurgy Yesterday we got up reasonably early and presented ourselves at the first lock going into Vincelles as we knew there was a Wednesday market on. Unfortunately the lockeeper wasn’t so punctual. He was nowhere to be … Continue reading

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Auxerre to Bailly

Almost as soon as I hit ‘publish’ on last night’s blog it started to rain again. It stopped this morning for a while during which we visited a wonderful boulangerie in Auxerre, had some breakfast and a hot shower at … Continue reading

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Auxerre to St Florentin and boat pick up, then on to Esnon and finally Auxerre.

Saturday 24th August Last night we had a refreshing beer across the road from our hotel and wandered around the old town, stopping to walk through 2 cathedrals, Abbaye St Germain and St Etienne Cathedral which were both beautiful and … Continue reading

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