Archive for February, 2016

In A Bind On The Burgundy

Floating down a tranquil French canal on a barge is one of the more sybaritic experiences on earth, but it isn’t always. In fact there are times when the excitement is just about overwhelming. Our trip up the Burgundy canal was one of those times.

I had lined up our big baby perfectly to enter the next lock.  Rabelo’s bow slid between the moss covered concrete walls of lock number 103 without touching.  The French have a ...

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Returning to Rabelo!

Our trip to Africa was amazing, but it was nice to be back on our floating home “Rabelo.” While we were gone Kevin along with a deck hand, or as they call them in France a matelot, moved Rabelo from Clamcey to Migennes at the northern end of the Burgundy canal. After talking to Kevin about his trip it didn’t sound quite as exciting as our trip up the Canal du Niverais, but there was still plenty of ...

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Our Last Day In Africa

For our final full day on the African Continent we headed to the famous Cape Town wine region.  Everyone told us we had to visit this area, and to be honest I wasn’t that excited to go.  After all we’ve spent the last four summers in France.  Because we love wine so much we’ve tended to concentrate on the French wine regions.  If you are looking for beautiful scenery then the French countryside, especially where there are vineyards ...

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Last Stop – Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope

Our last stop in Africa was Cape Town.  Originally we had not planned on going there, but all of our friends that had been said we would be foolish to miss it. Two other couples from our group also decided to extend their trip and go to Cape Town with us.  We hired a guide for two days, and were driven to all the sights.

Our first stop was the Cape of Good Hope.  For all the ...

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