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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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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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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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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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