Category Archives: Speaking French

Vraincourt to Auxonne. Happy to back on the Saône River. 

August 12 Saturday.  The first half of August has been more like October, weather-wise. It was only 14° as we headed away from Vraincourt at 9am and the temperature didn’t warm up. It felt as if we were the only … Continue reading

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Chalons-en-Champagne to Vraincourt. Farewell to vineyards. We’ll miss you…

July 27-August 5, Chalons-en-Champagne. As I mentioned in my last post the Canal Entre Champagne et Bourgogne had a bridge closure, stopping all traffic for about 10 days and so we tied up on one of the pontoons in Chalons … Continue reading

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St Jean de Losne to Piépape. The Saône and Canal Entre Champagne et Bourgogne

Saturday May 20th. We departed our home port of St Jean de Losne after topping up our water tanks and buying a crusty baguette for lunch. The weather was very cloudy and only 12° although at least it wasn’t raining, … Continue reading

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Lyon, Belleville, Tournus and Chalon. The beautiful Saône River.

Thursday September 8th. We left Lyon, turning ‘a droit’ up the Saône, back the way we had come. I was a bit reluctant to leave, I loved feeling part of the hustle and bustle of the city while having our … Continue reading

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An International Incident. Bad behaviour on the canals…

The day started so well. Who knew the palaver that was to follow. Here’s what happened… The morning was cooler when we woke in Pouillenay. We had agreed with the lockeepers that we would have a 9am start as we … Continue reading

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Lazy Days in Leré 

Today is Thursday. I’m pretty sure. It’s been a lazy few days since we arrived in Leré. We have achieved a few things though. I managed to administer a haircut to Alan with the clippers. I didn’t scalp him this … 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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