Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Kindness of Strangers and Roasting in Roanne…

It has been a while since I have written and lots has happened. However we ran out of Internet a few days ago and had to wait until yesterday to top up our Domino dongle. But now to catch up… … Continue reading

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Pouting in Paray-le-Monial…

It is a gorgeous day in Paray-Le -Monial. The sun is shining, there is a cool breeze though. June this year has not been as hot as last year, and I’m happy about that. You can warm up with an … Continue reading

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The longest day…

Good news! We did move on from St Leger and our temporary fix is still fixed. So far so good. We left St Leger on Wednesday, June 17,  a gorgeous day, blue skies, sunshine, warm and dry. Perfect for boating. … Continue reading

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Engine troubles and wet weather…somedays are like that…

We were sad to say goodbye to Santenay. Such lovely bike trails and a decent mug of Grande Creme in the square but on Saturday we knew it was time to go. So we set off around 9am, happily heading … Continue reading

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Santenay…

We arrived in Santenay on Monday, having decided against the planned stop in Chagny. The town of Chagny is possibly lovely but the port, although it has new pontoons, is right beside a working factory and just didn’t seem like … Continue reading

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Fragnes to Santenay on the Canal du Centre…

Fragnes was a great little mooring. We had to move off the quay on Sunday for a local children’s fishing contest. I don’t think they caught a great deal but the kids and their mums and dads seem to be … Continue reading

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There were highs, there were lows…

It’s fair to say that today didn’t start well. Initially all seemed fine. We got up early (for us). I wandered across the pedestrian bridge to the Île Saint Laurent for the morning baguette while Alan topped up the water … Continue reading

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