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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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Amiens

Posted by contentedsouls on 10/05/2015

By the time we’d had lunch and I’d walked the dogs, there wasn’t a lot of day left to explore Amiens. The parts I did find were lovely and, in some ways, reminded me of Brugge with all the backwaters running between the houses. It would have been gorgeous to follow them in the kayak but the flow was so strong I’d never have made it back. Sadly I didn’t get as far as the renouned covered market and I’d hoped to do that the following day.

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It transpired, however, that the following day was a bank holiday (Fri 1st May) and there was some concern that there may be some ‘city centre mooring’ problems so, somewhat reluctantly on my part, we re-traced our steps upstream to a remote rural mooring we’d passed on the way downstream. It would be rude to leave without showing a few more pictures though.

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