Monthly Archives: April 2014

Canal de Saint-Quentin

On leaving the port at Cambrai we entered the Canal de Saint Quentin which runs for 92km through 35 locks, and the longest canal tunnel in France (perhaps in the world?), to Chauny. We made the trip in 5 days using about 19 hours … Continue reading

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10 days in Cambrai

Since leaving Douai we have only travelled 54km (12 engine hours), passing 12 locks and stopping overnight at Brebieres, having made a detour onto the Scarpe Superieure, and then at Basin Rond, Hordain Halte Fluviale, at the junction of the Escaut a … Continue reading

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Keeping fit in Cambrai.

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Douai. Quai d’Alsace.

We have spent a few restful days here, out of the wash of big barges and with an electric hook up, and despite being in town it has been quiet and peaceful. Our friends Bruno and Miquette drove up from … Continue reading

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Wisbech to Douai. The first week.

Xenia was hoisted back into the water at Nieuwpoort as planned at 8.30 am on April 2nd and after waiting for the high tide at 1.30pm we were able to pass through the lock and make our way to Veurne … Continue reading

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