Log # 18a Entry to the River Seine (Honfleur)

Log # 18a Entry to the River Seine (Honfleur)

Log #18a Entry to the River Seine (Honfleur) Langres, France Headwaters of the River Marne 47 52.9N, 005 20.4E Nov.20, 2000 Hi Folks, I am writing this covering letter for Log #18a at Langres, near the highest point of our journey through France to the Med. Tomorrow we will go through a 5Km tunnel, and
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Log #18b River Seine – Honfleur to Rouen

Log #18b River Seine – Honfleur to Rouen

Log #18b River Seine, Honfleur to Rouen Lock #29, St.‑Seine‑sur‑Vingeanne Marne a la Saone Canal 47 31.8 N, 005 24.9 E Nov. 22, 2000 Hi Folks, We are over the hump now, having gone uphill on the Marne side to the 1000 foot level, and are now going down the Saone side of the canal
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Log #18c Rouen to Paris – Part I

Log #18c Rouen to Paris – Part I

Log #18c Rouen to Paris – Part I Written at Pontailler sur Saone Nov. 25, 2000 Covers the period Oct. 3 to Oct. 8, 2000 After having a snack at McDonalds, we returned to Veleda to construct our cradle for the mast. We had purchased eight 8 foot lengths of 2 by 4 in Jersey
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Log #18e Paris

Log #18e Paris

Log #18e Paris Written at Pontailler sur Saone, France Nov. 27, 2000 Covers Oct. 11 We got under way at 0800 from the peniche, unable to thank them, and by 0940 had cleared Ecluse de Suresnes, the last lock before downtown Paris. Since our last refuelling in Alderney, we had put 62 hours on the
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Log #18d   Rouen to Paris Part 2

Log #18d Rouen to Paris Part 2

Log #18d   Rouen to Paris Part 2 Covers the period  October 8,  to October 11, 2000 It was 0615 when the taxi picked up Linda, our friend from Toronto, after  which we set off at 0800, sunrise, of a cool rainy day. We judged it to be  low slack water and we made 4.9 knots
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Log #18f Paris Part II

Log #18f Paris Part II

Log #18f Paris Part II Tournus, on the Saone, France Written Dec.7, 2000 Covers the period Oct. 11 to 21, 2000 We were assigned a location at the far end of the marina, outboard of a British narrow boat, and astern of a British sailboat with mast on deck also. This end of the marina
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Log #18g Marne River

Log #18g Marne River

Log #18g Marne River Tournus, France On the Saone River Written Dec. 7, 2000 Covers the period Oct. 21 to Stuck alongside a stinking gravel barge on the Marne River, 100 yards out of the Tunnel of St. Maur, with major engine problems, was not a auspicious start of our journey from Paris to the
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Log #18h The Marne Part II

Log #18h The Marne Part II

Log #18h The Marne Part II Written at Macon, France Dec. 8, 2000 Covers the period Oct. 26 to Nov. 9 We left Veleda alongside the houseboat in Thorigny when we went to Germany by car, and on our return we went across the Marne, back up the 300 meters to the halte at Lagny
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Log #18i The Marne Part III

Log #18i The Marne Part III

Log #18i The Marne Part III Written at Tournon sur Rhone Dec. 13/00 Covers the period Nov. 10 to 12 We left Nanteuil-sur-Marne at 0645, an hour before sunrise on a cold (3 C.) grey misty morning in order to make as much distance as possible. The halte there was adequate, with bollards but no
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Log #18j Le Canal Lateral a la Marne

Log #18j Le Canal Lateral a la Marne

Log #18j Le Canal Lateral a la Marne Nov. 12, 2000 Written Dec. 23, 2000 At Sete, Basin du Midi This Canal Lateral a la Marne goes alongside the more steeply falling waters of the upper reaches of the Marne River, raising our height a total of 34 m in 15 locks over a short
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Log #18l Canal de la Marne a la Saone

Log #18l Canal de la Marne a la Saone

Log #18l Canal de la Marne a la Saone Written at Barcelona Jan. 8, 2001 Covers the period Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2000 This stretch of canal from Vitry-le-François is called the Canal de la Marne a la Saone, and is the final stretch of the Marne route, crossing the watershed over to the Saone
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Log #18m La Marne a la Saone Part 2

Log #18m La Marne a la Saone Part 2

Log #18m La Marne a la Saone Part 2 Written at Barcelona Jan. 14, 2001 Covers the period Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2000 The tunnel at Balesmes-sur-Marne linking the Marne and the Saone systems, its north end at 47 49.9N, 005 22.4E, is 2.9 nautical miles, or 4820 metres, in length. As soon as
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Log # 18n Floods on the Saone

Log # 18n Floods on the Saone

Log # 18n Floods on the Saone Written at Barcelona Jan. 16, 2001 Covers the period Nov. 24 to Dec. 5, 2000 Pontailler (47 18.3N, 005 25.1E, PK 252.5, now measured from Lyon) was OK, but we didn’t want to get stuck there for the 10 days that we were. The night we arrived the
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Log #18o Waves and Wind on the Saone

Log #18o Waves and Wind on the Saone

Log #18o Waves and Wind on the Saone Barcelona Jan. 19, 2001 Covers Dec. 5, 2000 We left the pleasant Port de Plaisance at Seurre shortly after 0800 Nov. 5 to try to get down to Macon, about 55 nautical miles downstream. The marina at Seurre called H2O was a good one, with all facilities,
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Log #18p Saone to the Rhone

Log #18p Saone to the Rhone

Log #18p Saone to the Rhone Barcelona Jan. 20, 2001 Covers the period Dec. 5 to 10, 2000 We were weathered in at Tournus with high southerly force 7 and 8 winds for two more days. It was a bit bumpy alongside those floating pontoons at the edge of the river with the waves washing
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Log #18q Another #%#@!&% French Strike!

Log #18q Another #%#@!&% French Strike!

Log #18q Another #%#@!&% French Strike! Covers the period Dec. 15 to Dec. 17 Written at Ecluse de Bourg-les-Valence Dec. 16, 2000 (Originally listed as Log #18x) The bloody French and their strikes! We have been delayed by the incompetence and strikes of this system, for a voyage that could have been made in three
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Log #18r Rhone to the Med.

Log #18r Rhone to the Med.

Log #18r Rhone to the Med. Barcelona, Jan. 27, 2001 Covers the period Dec. 17 to Dec. 20, 2000 This log starts after the extra log I wrote about the French strikes, and our first 2 days’ travel afterwards, Log #18x, which for the sequence of my numbering system, I have renumbered as Log #18q.
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Log # 18s Problems in Sete

Log # 18s Problems in Sete

Log # 18s Problems in Sete Written in Andratx, Mallorca Feb. 6, 2001 Covers the period Dec. 21 to 27, 2000 We chose to go through Sete, as I was afraid of Port St. Louis because we had never properly checked in with the French Customs (Douane), and that being a bigger port, and a
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Log #18t Summary – Voyage through France.

Log #18t Summary – Voyage through France.

Log #18t Summary –- Voyage through France. Andratx, Mallorca, Balearic Islands Feb. 9, 2001 Covers the voyage through France from Oct. 1 to Dec. 26, 2000 It took almost three months to transit the canals and rivers of France from the English Channel to the Mediterranean, when initial planning was for six to seven weeks!
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