Category Archives: History

Strange but true: the King of Patagonia from Reims

We’re now in the Champagne capital of the world: Reims. This is the third major ‘R’ in our 2013 travels. We started with Roanne in the Loire region (232 kms south of Paris) arriving there in April. Then to Rouen … Continue reading

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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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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 River Oise and along the St Quentin Canal

The 2012 journey so far: Paris to Compiegne using the Rivers Seine and Oise: 173 kms, 22 locks. A brief diversion along l’Aisne for the Armistice Clearing: five kilometres off the Oise, no locks. Compiegne to St Quentin via Pont … Continue reading

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Lille to Paris Stage 1: Armistice Day

On board again after a fortnight in Cornwall and at Saint Endellion for the big wedding of Ben and Nicola, to take “Endellion” (the barge) south from Wambrechies (near Lille) to Paris, with a side-trip to Arras for Armistice Day. … Continue reading

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July journey into the Netherlands: a story of old relics.

The Netherlands approached, arrived, disappeared then suddenly we were back again! Since our last blog we have cruised 220 kilometres further north, now at Weesp, just south of Amsterdam. This took us from Wallonia (French-speaking) Belgium (at Liege) into the Netherlands … Continue reading

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River Meuse: Ancient churches, lavoirs, history and people

Somewhere recently we read on the Blog of another bargee, that he was a bit frustrated as his photo album seemed “all early morning shots and photos of ancient churches”. We know (sort of) what he means, but we’re lucky in that … Continue reading

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