Monthly Archives: May 2014

Reflections on life on the Somme

I follow a few boating blogs myself and I think that it must seem to many non boating readers that life on the water is all idyllic moorings and landscapes and interesting buildings and locks. Whilst undoubtedly these aspects of … Continue reading

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Down the Somme

We left Peronne on a dull overcast morning after filling up the water tank at the Marina. ‘Peniches’ were already moving on the Canal du Nord after the May Day ‘jour ferie’ but we made the 3km to the branch … Continue reading

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Chauny to Peronne

At Chauny we had moored opposite the Port de Plaisance which, as we were now learning, is a facility generally designed for smaller boats than ours. In the morning we cycled over to enquire about diesel and found the Capitaine, … Continue reading

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