CRUISING THE BARGE FOOD & WINE

The Château of La Bussière

It’s hard to say which, of all the visits that we offer, is my favorite but I think that the gorgeous Château of La Bussière ranks right up there. I’m not sure whether it is the château itself or the incredible potager (fruit and vegetable garden) which dates from the 18th century. The château was […]

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French Canal Barging – Fun Facts

When we finish a season there is always time to reflect on how it went, how we did and so on. This time I started to wonder about how often we do certain things. So……………………..here are some fun facts and figures for you.

This year we cruised for a total of 16 weeks. We cleared […]

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The Arboretum

Time, I thought, to write a blog in a little more depth about one of our treasures here in the region — the Arboretum National Des Barres. Located in Nogent-Sur-Vernisson it is one of the listed places in France to visit. It’s an amazing place. Over 2,500 species of trees with some hundreds of years […]

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UBI’s and such……..

So I decided that I might as well make some use of the cache of UBI’s that apparently I have stored in my brain! What’s a UBI? — Useless Bit of Information. Trivia, I suppose, but most likely nothing that would ever come in useful in normal daily life!! George is always amused by the […]

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Chaos, Calm and Cruising…….

So we set off for our first week of cruising under a cloud…….yes, the cloud of volcanic ash that paralyzed most of Europe for a while! We were aware of it but were not really paying attention to the news properly since we were working long days to get the boat ready. Chaos everywhere apparently, […]

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And so we begin……

The new season is almost upon us. We arrived back from the US to be greeted with almost balmy weather… How nice. Today as I write it is raining and hailing!! Oh well. That too shall pass and we will be able to get everything done so Meanderer looks pretty as she always does. She […]

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Highlights from Holidays!

The new season will be here before we know it and we all complain that time rushes by relentlessly. Sometimes it’s good to reflect on things past and last season was so much fun for us that I thought I should share some of our high points from 2009. Certainly it was an easier season […]

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More Winter Musings……

So not long after my last “winter” post there were more fun happenings on the canals. Winter is, typically, the time that repairs are done on the canals. There is only one way to make the repairs and that is to drain them. This is usually done by section. Suddenly three sections in Rogny were […]

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Meanderer Cares…..

Meanderer cares…….since I last wrote the world has witnessed another tragedy unfold in Haiti. I don’t think anyone can remain unaffected by the images of utter devastation, bodies piled up, orphaned and injured children and amazing people trying to help. To that end we have personally donated to Doctors without Borders/Medecins sans Frontieres and Meanderer […]

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Winter Musings…

Greetings and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to all reading this. As I write this I am back in Rogny for two weeks to visit — yes, you guessed it — the cats! Well, five months is just too long for me to be away from them so there is no way around […]

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