Archive for September, 2012

They Did It! They Called The Cops On Us!

I can’t believe it.  They did it again.  They called the cops on us.  Before you know it our pictures will be hanging in every post office in France.  We were tied up in St. Miheil, a small town of 5,000.  Wilco had driven Marscha home leaving Lisa and me to fend for ourselves.  That evening we found a restaurant that had Wifi, and also served a pretty decent meal.  When we returned there was another boat tied ...

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A Tour of the Past in Verdun

We finally met up with Wilco in Stenay.  More important he brought his lovely 14-year- old daughter Marscha to help look after my two beautiful granddaughters Talia and Zoe.  While I’ve enjoyed being the captain of my own boat having Wilco takes a lot of pressure off of me.

From Stenay our next few stops were Dun-sur-Meuse, Consenvoye and finally Verdun.  At Dun-sur-Meuse we climbed a hill to the remnants of a walled city.  There wasn’t much ...

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Much Ado About Nothing | Mouzon and the Meuse River

From Sedan we headed for Mouzon.  We were still without Wilco, but with every passing day my confidence was building.  We arrived in Mouzon only to find the Port was full.  With six people on board I was concerned about our water situation, and decided to side tie to our friends on Zambezi, fill our tank, and then leave.  As we began to maneuver into the tiny port everyone along the quay came out to watch what they ...

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I Found Nirvana… In A Sandwich

I am excited to announce that I have found Nirvana, and it sure wasn’t where you might expect.  Cruising the canals of France has been spectacular.  They are a magnet for the natural flora and fauna.  You would think that traveling down sybaritic waterways lined with wild mustard and lavender, full of trout and perch with the constant cacophony of birds in the background would be as close to heaven as one could find

Or a horizon ...

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