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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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Bar le Duc to Mussey

Posted by contentedsouls on 27/01/2015

9 kms, 8 locks and 2 lift bridges

Well I’m delighted to say that today’s plan actually went according to plan – the only, delightful, variance was that it didn’t rain all day as forecast. I’m afraid it makes for a dull blog because we left at 10.00 am, as booked, and cleared both lift bridges clear of lunchtime – we hit the second lift bridge just as it re-opened after lunch, so plan ‘A’ , for once, achieved. Both lift bridges were those funny ones attached to locks – you sit up on high and watch vehicles cross down below immediately in front of you.

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No more signs of the men in uniform; just a nice friendly VNF man who didn’t understand my French at all, nor me his, and then spoke perfectly good English to Graham later in the day, grrrrr.

I walked much of the way with Muttley and managed to do most of my chores between locks whilst on board, so by the time we’d moored it was a quick lunch and I was free to explore. A nice little rural mooring and Mussey is a funny, almost abandoned little village. I made the effort to climb the hill to the church and it was worth it, but that was Mussey done.

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Pastures new again tomorrow

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2 Responses to “Bar le Duc to Mussey”

  1. Harry (Debbie) and Malcolm said

    Where did you get your disel from as it was cheap

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