Monthly Archives: August 2016

Chalon sur Saône marché, an unexpected night on the Seille river and on to Mâcon.

Sunday, August 28. We left Chalon at 10.30 after visiting the excellent market that is centred on the Place St Vincent and then meanders down the side alleys. Lots of fruit and vege stalls plus fish, sausage and artisanal cheese … Continue reading

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St Jean de Losne to Seurre and Chalon sur Saône. 35°+ Phew!

Thursday 25 August. As forecasted this week we are having a bit of a heatwave. Temperatures round 35° (inside and outside) and as usual very little breeze. Much as we love the St Jean de Losne marina it can get … Continue reading

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Getting a bit of a lift. Silver Fern takes to the air.

Well, it has been a while since I posted and that is because nothing hugely exciting had been happening. And I mean that in a good way. We’ve been moored up in St Jean de Losne catching up on cleaning, … Continue reading

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Plombiére-les-Dijon to St Jean-de-Losne on the Saône river.

Wednesday 10 August. Plombiére was a good mooring. No power or water available, at least where we were, which is surprising considering it’s a reasonable size. There are very dilapidated electrical points but they don’t work. The lockeeper showed up … Continue reading

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Correction to previous post regarding the Commonwealth war graves on Le Bussiére

In my last post I mentioned the Commonwealth War Grave we visited in La Bussiére. The information I had was that the aircraft shot down was a Lancaster Bomber but was in fact a Sterling bomber. If you are interested … Continue reading

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Pont d’Ouche to Plombiére-les-Dijon and a mishap.

Tuesday, August 9th. Guess who ran out of internet again? Can hardly believe we went through €80 and 10gigs in 18 days! We can’t work out how we are chewing through 10 gigs so quickly. So there was no internet … Continue reading

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The Pouilly Tunnel and Vandanesse-en-Auxois

The Pouilly Tunnel. Constructed between 1822 and 1832 it is 3.34kms long and goes straight through the hill between Pouilly-en-Auxois and Escommes. It has been in the back of our minds since we started on the Canal de Bourgogne weeks … Continue reading

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