Monthly Archives: August 2020

Aug 27 Compiegne

After travelling up the Oise river, I am in the historic city of Compi├Ęgne. I am moored just upstream of a lock, and do have a significant amount of movement of the boat due to the wakes of passing ships, … Continue reading

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Aug 22 The Seine and Oise

After making the trek trough Paris, I am reflecting on the less cultural and more nautical aspects of the journey. The Seine is a heavily used industrial waterway, supplying the huge metropolis of Paris with a great deal of the … Continue reading

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Aug 19 The Seine

After departing the Canal du Loing, I entered the Seine River. As the Saone and Rhone (see previous descriptions) the river is an entirely different nautical experience than a canal. Current, locks that are humungous compared to the canals (water … Continue reading

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Aug 16 Canal du Loing

The last of the freycinet gauge canals for a while (38m x 5.0m). It has been an hot but delightful journey through these canals. There is so little traffic (Covid has all but eliminated any trip boats, and all of … Continue reading

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Aug 10 The Briare Canal

The 4 canals that make up this route from the Rhone to the Seine (Canal du Centre, Canal Lateral de la Loire, Briare Canal, and Canal du Loing), have the much shorter sections of the Briare and Loing at the … Continue reading

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Aug 3 The Loire

The Canal Lateral de la Loire follows the Loire river, which, at times, has plenty of water (a torrent) for navigation, but by midsummer, is a maze of small lagoons, huge sandbars and a nightmare for navigation. The French realized … Continue reading

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