Day Eleven – An Exciting, Albeit Unexpectedly Damp, Day

The Inclined Slope of St-Louis-Arviller, is one of the reasons Barry and I favoured this particular French canal and route when asked to choose by Kerry and Tony. Viaduc SNCF Construction began in 1964, and completed in 1968. In May of that year it was filled with water, though the first boats didn't go through … Continue reading Day Eleven – An Exciting, Albeit Unexpectedly Damp, Day

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Day Nine – A Slow Start To Astounding Saverne

We mirrored the unrelenting rain in UK this morning, so weren't in a rush to move from our quiet mooring. Once we did, thankfully we had the choice of inside driving. Such a treat! The first two shots below were taken by Kerry yesterday, aren't they great? We'd planned a stop at the factory shop … Continue reading Day Nine – A Slow Start To Astounding Saverne

Day Eight – A Bakery, Bikes and Birds

We rather cocked up the locks yesterday. Remember I said our boat briefing was rather brief? Well we sort of realised last night, after the lockkeeper came to ask us if we were doing any more locks around 6.30pm, that we must've moored after one of a series of locks. Tony had written on a … Continue reading Day Eight – A Bakery, Bikes and Birds

Day Seven – Wet But Wonderful

We knew the rain was imminent today. And had prepared ourselves for the change. Luckily it turned out to be less persistent than expected. There was no-one to be found anywhere to pay for our overnight Marina mooring, so we had no choice but to dispose of our rubbish, fill up with water, and cast … Continue reading Day Seven – Wet But Wonderful

Day Six – Back to Strasbourg for a Scare …

What a day! Wonderful mostly. I think I've aged ten years, but simultaneously feel energised by the amazing new experiences we've had. We all slept like logs last night. Kerry and I had stayed up late star and satellite gazing from the roof of the boat. It's likely we won't get the chance again till … Continue reading Day Six – Back to Strasbourg for a Scare …

Not Looking Good For ‘The Captain’

I've been absent. I know. It's been intentional. To be perfectly frank I've been so p---ed off I haven't felt like writing here. For over six years now, we've been on the often tortuous visa journey of making it 'legal' for my husband of almost ten years to be 'allowed' to stay with me in … Continue reading Not Looking Good For ‘The Captain’