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UP THE SEINE TOWARDS PARIS – May 2015

  Using the Fluvier Canal guide nearly got us into trouble again. Having got fuel doctor from the chandler, the glass filter was full of white solids, so it earned its high price. Cleaned up, then  fuelled up we departed from Rouen motoring up the river under the bridge that should not have been there. […]

UP THE SEINE TO ROUEN – MAY 2015

Departing at 7.30 on Sunday, we hoped to catch the tide going upstream, but this was not to happen. The lock gate jammed. Two hours passed. The fat controller arrived in his suit, and stood on the balcony of the control tower smoking. We have a little competition for spotting French smokers. An extra drink […]

LAYING UP AT PREVEZA – August 2016

The marina Cleopatra is modern with a  laundry and some workshops. We explored the site a little in the heavy rain, and were very busy packing ready for the lift out at 9.00 am. However, a banging on the cabin speeded us up at 8am. There was great anger with the larger yacht that had […]

LEVKAS CANAL A LONG QUEUE – August 2016

Motoring northwards to the buoyed channel at the canal we left those peaceful finger bays and realised we had finished our clear water experiences. A lot of sailing yachts were motoring through. Along the banks was the edge of the largest landfill tip I have seen. And the smell….. The water was no longer clear, […]