Author Archives: Lesley and Stewart

About Lesley and Stewart

Loving great waterways of the world.

Delightful Paris, and Cornwall at last

We’ve had a few unscheduled events since the last blog which was written soon after arriving in Paris for our winter mooring. The primary unscheduled event was Stewart’s health which took a bit of turn just before our trip to … Continue reading

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Canal lateral a la Marne into La Marne and Paris

This was the last leg of our journey for the year taking us into Paris for our winter mooring.  Once again we were late to be there. Most boats arrive at their winter mooring around 1st October, but we love … Continue reading

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Marne au Rhin ouest – the Mauvages tunnel.

The Level Chart here tells the up and then down story of the section of our journey from Strasbourg (left of chart) to Paris (right of chart). To get up and down along the way here are the statistics: The … Continue reading

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Marne au Rhin est (east): Nancy to Strasbourg

We’re still here in Toul having our new diesel heating system installed before we head on again for Paris. These past few nights have been well below freezing here in port, thankfully we have excellent shore-line electricity so can use … Continue reading

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Friends along the waterways: the Meuse and Marne au Rhin est (east)

Since our last blog we have been heading back towards Paris for our winter mooring with a few detours along the way. We’re now at Toul, 186 kilometres west of Strasbourg. The journey: Continuing on the Meuse/canal de l’Est from … Continue reading

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Leaving the Netherlands: Deventer to Charleville-Mezieres

We are now back in France and it feels good. For one reason we can connect to the internet most days through our onboard 3G system which is an SFR annual contract so reasonably priced and with generally good coverage. … Continue reading

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Canberra to Lelystad: Back to the ’60s in our 60s

The work on Endellion was finally completed and we headed off for the long trip south back to Paris.  In total we have just over 2000 kilometres to cruise before we reach Paris, but as we are not anticipating being … Continue reading

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The calm Vecht to the challenging Gelderse Ijssel river

Continuing our journey on the most recent leg we have travelled around 250 kilometres with very few locks (two five-metre locks into and out of Flevoland excluded) but have encountered many lift bridges: Leaving the boatyard at Weesp (near Amsterdam) … Continue reading

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Rotterdam to Weesp for boat maintenance

Continuing our journey (a useful website for maps of the area can be found at this link): Rotterdam to Haarlem on the Delftse Schie, Rijn-Schiekanaal, Zijl, Kager-plassen, the Spaarne and Ringvaart van de Haarlemmemeerpolder (what a mouthful): 66 kilometres, 1 lock, 31 lift/swing … Continue reading

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Trams .. and the Expansion of Sydney’s Light Rail System

Sydney’s once in our lifetime chance at universally accessible public transport! In the middle of all the wonderful experiences we are enjoying over here on the waterways of Europe, Stewart has felt driven to do everything he can in relation to … Continue reading

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