Author Archives: Lesley and Stewart

About Lesley and Stewart

Loving great waterways of the world.

Up the River Seine onto the River Oise

We have all sorts of adventures and experiences to recount but time slips away and much of it, as is often the case, will have to stay in our personal diary and heads. But through a combined effort here’s an … Continue reading

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‘Off boat’ adventure: Normandy and Brittany

During the last two weeks we have had a rich and extraordinary “off boat” adventure, driving around Normandy and Brittany in north-western France.  Due to Lesley’s strong family roots in Cornwall, all things Cornish are very much in her mind … Continue reading

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Heading down the river Seine to Rouen

We finally left Clamecy after almost two weeks waiting for the VNF (Waterways Service) to allow us through the lock. Luckily for us during this period we had plenty to do. First we had sister-in-law Pammie staying (see our last … Continue reading

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Roanne to Clamecy: the beautiful Nivernais canal

The floods continue and we’ve had many hold-ups waiting for the waters to recede. Since Roanne we have travelled: Back down the Canal de Roanne a Digoin and along the canal lateral a la Loire to Decize which we passed … Continue reading

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Canal lateral a la Loire and canal de Roanne a Digoin: wheelchair repaired

We’ve had lots of glorious sunshine at last, in Roanne, but for many days of the last week we had storms with torrential rain which caused flooding in the region. Our journey since Briare (our last blog): From Briare along … Continue reading

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Canal du Loing and Canal de Briare: wheelchair plays up

We finally left the Rousseau boatyard at Moret-sur-Loing feeling content with all the work they did, even though it took a long time… and we haven’t received the bill yet! Since our last blog we have travelled: From Moret-sur-Loing to … Continue reading

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Paris to Moret-sur-Loing boatyard

It’s always an exciting time both entering the Port de l’Arsenal marina, coming home for winter, and then again when leaving for the season’s travels. This time was no exception; we had many hands helping with ropes to move our … Continue reading

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London: a short trip from Paris

Another delight in spending winter in Paris is how much there is to do and see around this great city. Including taking a few hours on the train to visit London. Paris to London via Eurostar (Gare du Nord to … Continue reading

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Paris Agricultural Show: Lorenzo the Merinos de Rambouillet

Not long after our Cornish expedition, by the end of February in fact, brother Jonney and his wife Felicity came to stay with us here in Paris. They run a 16th century pub, The Cornish Arms, at Pendoggett in Cornwall, where … Continue reading

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Winter travels from our Paris base

We’ve crammed in quite a bit of travel since our last blog: by car and train. We finally made it to the UK by late-January for our postponed Christmas in Cornwall. Christophe (owner of adapted hire vehicle company http://www.ptitcar.com) came … Continue reading

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