Category Archives: Waterway services

Notes on boat services on European waterways.

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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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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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 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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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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Canal St Quentin and into Belgium

We continue our journey and although we are now well inside the Netherlands we only cover up to when we leave France and then Belgium behind. The distances continued: St Quentin to Cambrai on the Canal de St Quentin: 51 kms, 22 … 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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