Posts Tagged 'The Wave'

French Charades and Escapades

Wow! My French must be improving or I’ve become a veritable whiz at charades. Ah, but I digress.  First I must tell you about our latest excursion.

We decided to visit Orleans the city that Joan of Arc saved from the British. Can you imagine bad food and warm beer in the middle of France?  She was another one that had visions and heard voices.  Orleans overlooks the Loire River, and has a spectacular cathedral.  The streets ...

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Stranded for 10 Days?! Plenty of Time for Another Chateau

We’ve always said that flexibility was key to enjoying the barging life, but this is getting ridiculous.  Just after arriving in Montargis we were told the VNF, the agency that runs the canals, might have to close the Seine River 10 more days in addition to the month it has already been closed.  With this latest news we made some changes to our plans, and figured out how to work around the problem.  Well we just threw all ...

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Stopping At Montargis As We Near The City of Lights

We are less than a weeks sailing time from the City of Lights, and Lisa can’t stop thinking or talking about Paris.  We won’t be able to spend a lot of time there this year, but we always enjoy this very special place.

The next stop on our journey was Montargis.  The views along the Canal de Briare are just getting better and better.  Entering the city, Rabelo cruised past ancient buildings and bridges along with many ...

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Venice – Nothing Quite Like It | America’s Cup Sailing

We interrupt our current chain of blog posts to bring you a post I thought would be criminal to keep from the internet any longer. Lisa and I just jumped down to Venice this past week to check out the America’s Cup sailing race. Though we were only there for a few days, it really reminded me just how much I love Venice – there truly is no other place in the world like it.

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Introducing Rabelo | The Adventure Begins

Holy shit, what have I done?  It’s four in the morning and I just bought a 127ft. barge.  Not only did I just buy a barge, but the damn thing is in France.

It all started about four months ago.  It was early in the morning.  I had gotten up to use the bathroom, and decided to check my e-mail. Had the owners accepted my offer on Rabelo.

 

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