Monthly Archives: July 2014

Locked out of the lock….

Besançon was lovely. We had such a nice time but we knew we had to get back to St Jean de Losne soon. We have to organise some work to be done on the boat, get it winterised and then … Continue reading

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Besançon, Je t’aime…

We have a had a fantastic stay in Besançon. I’m so impressed with this city. Having made it here under less than ideal circumstances we were always going to be happy to have a longish stay, at least until the … Continue reading

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On the road to Rochefort-sur-Nenon…

We very reluctantly left Dole on Friday the 18th. But after the first lock, which is still in town, we preceded to cruise up a gorgeous tree-lined canal, beautifully shading us from the already intense heat. It made leaving Dole … Continue reading

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Divine Dole.

It’s 9pm on a hot Thursday evening. Still over 30° and the sun has finally gone behind the Notre Dame church. The view from our boat in the quai is amazing… I love Dole. It is one of the most … Continue reading

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Au’revoir Auxonne

It’s the day after Bastille Day and time to leave Auxonne. We headed downstream and south. The marina in Auxonne, Port Royal, was a lovely spot to spend the holiday weekend. And very social. Last night the Capitanerie put on … Continue reading

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I hear Wedding Bells in Auxonne

It’s Saturday, July 5th, and there are two weddings posted on the doors outside the Auxonne’s Church of Notre Dame. The wedding bells rang just before three and again at four thirty. We saw some of the guests or perhaps … Continue reading

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A hot evening in Auxonne

I’m not complaining! It’s just really hot and there’s no breeze. Yes I know, poor me 🙂 We cruised up from our wild mooring on the Saône this morning. And we got caught out in the lock heading into Auxonne. … Continue reading

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