Category Archives: Waterway life

Back in Australia

We are now happily settled back in Australia, at our house on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney by one hour’s drive. We still have a boat, just five metres long, as our house sits on the edge of the … Continue reading

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Paris: signs of spring

We’ve had a mild winter and all around us in the port (de l’Arsenal) here in Paris we are seeing signs of spring: daffodils popping their yellow heads, cherry blossom in brilliant pink, the catkins (lambs tails) have been waving … Continue reading

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Champagne

Last year (2012) we passed along the fabulous Marne Valley, cutting through the geographic middle of the Champagne region, when everywhere was relaxed and often closed for business.  That was because it was late November. The grape harvest (vendanges) was … Continue reading

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Reims to Epernay: Champagne

We’re now in the Champagne capital of the world: Epernay. Hold on.. I think we’ve said that before.. Oh yes, in our last blog! Both Epernay and Reims claim to be at the heart of this marvel of marketing: The … Continue reading

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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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Giverny to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Claude Monet to Vincent van Gogh

In just over a 100 kilometres of cruising and only three locks, we’d chugged up the Seine and then the Oise Rivers, we had travelled from one famous artist’s world to another. From tourist-jammed Giverny with all its wonderful flower … Continue reading

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Go to the bottom of the class! Disability Unfriendly Giverny

If you haven’t read “Up the River Seine onto the River Oise” (just posted) then you might want to return to it to get the full story related to Stewart’s experience at Giverny, below. We’d long been looking forward to … Continue reading

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