Sweet flowing L’Aisne and Canal on to La Marne

Fifteen days in early May, 2016 The first 6 days New waterway; new system. Onto the L’Aisne, a river, not a canal and given our first zapper, so alertly looking out for the sign to tell us to press ‘amont’ – and after a bit we realised that the signs, instead of facing us as weContinue reading “Sweet flowing L’Aisne and Canal on to La Marne”

Getting Industrious on Canal du Nord

The Canal du Nord, and on down L’Oise to Compiègne I’ve been working on my WordPress ability (a little) and now know how to get French accents into the main text – but not the photo captions – so apologies to all French readers) Having joined the Canal du Nord, and its potential challenges weContinue reading “Getting Industrious on Canal du Nord”

Saying good bye to La Somme – Amiens to Peronne

Written in haste while we had the wee-fee (wi-fi) to upload it all)   I have mentioned that Amiens was a curate’s egg. The good parts were the architecture, the parks;   les Hortinollages and their passerales; (I’ve got another 30 photos of these if anyone is interested . . ) the Cathedral; (absolutely HUGE, twice the sizeContinue reading “Saying good bye to La Somme – Amiens to Peronne”

Saint-Valery sur Somme to Amiens

  (Comments in italics from the silent one) Up early (groan from one member of crew) bearing in mind we had moved forward to French time, to be at the sea lock by 0730 as instructed for the one 30 minute slot of the day to pass through. An éclusier appeared through the morning mistsContinue reading “Saint-Valery sur Somme to Amiens”

The voyage from Portsmouth to St Valery sur Somme

  (Comments from the minimal one in italics)   Having mastered six months winter berthing at Haslar marina bouncing up and down on 10 foot tides twice twice a day we felt ready to face the challenges of la Manche.     Pilot Ray and super-lookout Hilary joined us at 8, stowed away their kitContinue reading “The voyage from Portsmouth to St Valery sur Somme”

Greetings from Goring on Thames

We like it here with views from the bridge (over to Streatley) ….. …. views from the back deck …. …. and a view OF the back deck Hold on, something’s missing …. Ah yes, Captain and crew!             We like it SO much we came back again with Peter and Aileen.Continue reading “Greetings from Goring on Thames”