Join us on our travels around Europe aboard our Dutch Tjalk Francoise

  • Jill Budd

    After 6 years aboard our Narrowboat Matilda Rose in the UK, we took the plunge and shipped her across to Europe. After 2 years in Europe we knew we didn't want to return to the UK so took the plunge and purchased a 1902 20 mtr Dutch Tjalk called Francoise and are now continuing our travels of the waterways of Europe in a buxom wench

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Archive for July 9th, 2014

The stunning Dinant in Belgium. 11.06

Posted by contentedsouls on 09/07/2014

Still playing ‘fill the gap in the blog’. I couldn’t miss Dinant out of my blog – it would be criminal. If you want to go somewhere different for a weekend break you would be hard pushed to find anywhere with more drama.

Very pleased to see there was a cable car to the top. Methinks I might have had some difficulty in persuading G to climb it. 8/9 euros a piece included return trip in the cable car and a guided tour of the citadel. We didn’t bother with the ‘guided’ bit. We just poked around and did our own thing. Visibilty was perfik

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Absolutely glorious!






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Yvoir into Dinant 11.6. Technical help required

Posted by contentedsouls on 09/07/2014

Typical, my IT department has gone away and everytime I try and load pics from my files into my WordPress gallery (prior to up loading them into the blog) I get ‘HTTP error’ and nothing else. The pic box comes up with a tick in the corner and appears to load quickly and then just fails with the HTTP error message. Nothing on that message is clickable for more info. Any clever techies out there please (I knew I shouln’t  have let him go on holiday. The only thing I’ve done differently is I loaded from these files (for the first time) onto facebook yesterday. Previously I’ve only loaded from my phone pics to my phone. Just like my French, please keep any help slow and simple!!!


The rain hasn’t stopped all night and all day – put the kayak in the river last night ready to go and play and it’s now completely full of water! It’s also extremely cold so I’ve been scuttling about on the roof in order to put the chimney back on and get a bag of coal down. At least Baxter’s stopped shivering now the fire is alight and it’s quite cheery now.

I thought this might be a good time to catch up on the gap in the blog after leaving the beautiful Namur.  Godinne to Yvoir and we then set off for Dinant, leaving WB Avalon in Belgium as they were returning to the UK for a month or so.

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WB Avalon between Godinne and Yvoir in Belgium last month


Oooo I’ve found a way round it (that’s a first – just goes to show what happens when IT dept isn’t here to hand it over to).

I think I’ll start a new post though just in case.


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