Archive for June, 2017

Vandenesse-en-Auxois by Way of Abbaye de la Bussierie

We continued up the Burgundy Canal towards our ultimate destination of Vandenesse-en-Auxois (Vandenesse).There is a three-kilometer tunnel at the summit of the Burgundy Canal that Rabelo is too big to fit through. Vandenesse is the last village before the tunnel, so that’s where we stop and turnaround.

From Dijon to Vandenesse the Burgundy Canal runs through the Ouche Valley. When on a barge one must remember the journey is as important as the destination. If you ask me it’s more important. ...

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New Friends on the Burgundy Canal

It’s springtime in France. Life’s palate has blossomed, or should I say exploded into a rainbow of colors, musical birds, the smell of fresh cut grass, and so much more to savor. It’s a combination that’s guaranteed to bring joy to our hearts. With the new spring we also met some new friends on an old familiar boat.

We originally met Georgie and Greg six years ago on their boat Zambezi. We’ve stayed in touch, and met on the canals a ...

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Sancerres, Sommeliers and Unwanted Guests of The Burgundy Canal

In my last blog I wrote about building spreader bars to hold Rabelo off the quay in Dijon. The reason for the spreader bars was because we’ve had problems with unwanted visitors. My thought process was that placing six feet of water between the land and Rabelo would be a significant deterrent. As ominous as having uninvited guests may sound it’s been more of an annoyance than a problem. At no time have we ever felt threatened,

On one occasion a ...

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A Week In New York City and Paris – Back on Rabelo!

It’s good to be back! Lisa and I have returned to Rabelo after an amazing week and a half of travel.  Our favorite cites in the world are New York and Paris, and that’s where we’ve been.

We spent almost a week in New York with the Rubicon Theater.  This was our fifth trip with them. Last year we went to Ireland, and enjoyed the Dublin’s theater scene. This year, we saw four great performances in the Big Apple. Our favorites ...

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