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  • 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 February 5th, 2015

Vitry-le-Francois to Bar-le-Duc by train

Posted by contentedsouls on 05/02/2015

We returned to Bar-le-Duc by train today to recover the car. We decided to make a day of it and pop in to see our friends at Ligny in the White Horse so we took the dogs with us. Train ticket per OAP, 7 euros 50. Train ticket per dog, 5 euros…ouch! I couldn’t believe that all our little cruising hops had added up to a 60km trip and a 60 metre drop – there was still a lot of snow up there on the higher ground. French train seats are so much comfier than British ones.

Although the snow has gone from here I can’t remember the last time it was so cold. The icy bite in the wind was enough to make a grown woman cry when I took the dogs out for emptying at 6pm tonight. I’m hoping it will warm up tomorrow so that I can explore Vitry, but the forecast says it’s staying this way for awhile. I’m beginning to think we might need to buy another duvet for our visitors!

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