Posts Tagged 'Tour de France'

But Wait! Where Did the Canal Go?

The Canal du Vosges has been a challenge with numerous spots where the canal banks had caved in, many tight twists and turns, and in some places the trees had grown so far over the canal there was hardly any place to pass. Now I understand why the VNF employee hadn’t seen a full size barge like Rabelo in two years while working on the Vosges. With all those issues I still wanted to return, as the canal was so ...

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The Epicurean Delight of Epinal

We continued up the Canal du Vosges.  There is a small canal off the Vosges that ends at the city of Epinal. It is rather shallow, and if the canal system is low on water, like it was this year, the VNF closes it. Fortunately we have a car. We moored not far from Epinal, and drove. Peaches cooperated and took us to the old city center. We arrived just in time for lunch, and thus began our search for ...

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Too Close For Comfort, But Captain Joey’s At The Helm!

We continued up the twisted, overgrown and, at times, shallow Canal du Vosges. In the past I’ve commented on how curious people were when they saw Rabelo especially the children. As we were exiting a lock I noticed a woman taking a video of us. When you consider all the pictures taken of Rabelo it was not a big deal. The next day we met Joey. Joey was a typical twelve-year-old, but with an oversized pension for boats.

Before I tell ...

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The Glass Masters of La Rochere & “Peaches Revenge”!

We had come to the end of the navigable portion of the Petit Saone, and entered the Canal du Vosges. Our adventure continued, as this was a new canal for Rablo. The village of Corre was our first stop. There was not much in Corre, but there were plenty of things to see in the area.

La Rochere is the oldest Art Glassworks in France. Founded in 1475 by Simon de Thysac his factory has perpetuated the traditions and knowledge of ...

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