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

  • July 2014
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Bazeilles to Mouzons

Posted by contentedsouls on 20/07/2014

Having expected to stay on for yesterday’s outing, we couldn’t be bothered to move so were, again, invited by Jean-Charles for end of the day drinks. Madame’s son and his beautiful girlfriend were down overnight from Paris and they invited us to join them for their evening meal. So kind as they were only there overnight.They were quite confused about the idea of our ‘warm’ British beer and the Ginger beer which was alcohol free. G has been re-christened by JC as Mr Bean! We left them this morning with kisses and honking of horns and a new friendship made.

I wrestled the RCU off of G as both locks were deep and quite lively (I prefer strong arms on the front rope). To get to the first lock we had to wind, turn right and then wind again to get back to the radar trigger point and we’ve moored in a ‘proper’ halte fluviale in Mouzons which has all sorts of motorbike excitement going on today. I expect we’ll pay a few euros for the mooring, but we have unlimited electric and water and the licence fee is so cheap that we no longer consider it to be an issue. Apart from the bike stunts we have a free band and a beer tent going on (I’m sure James and Doug must be here somewhere – they wouldn’t miss a gig like this). Payed £1.03 a litre for diesel yesterday – boating out here is not expensive.

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This Sausage is called Andouilette, and is the most disgusting smelling sausage we have ever smelt, G quite liked it, I had to pass mine to the dogs without being seen.

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Mouzon Fun

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6 Responses to “Bazeilles to Mouzons”

  1. Kevin TOO said

    Well it’s obviously a hard life on the continent…
    but you seem to be managing admirably 🙂 LOL


  2. suenp said

    Mr Bean!!!!!

    I have been giggling for 5 minutes now and still going!!!

    Sorry G!!


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