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Calanque de Magiou Calanque de Magiou

A delightful anchorage at the base of limestone cliffs in 12 metres of water clear waters in Calanque de Magiou.

Point Rousset, Ile de Porquerolles Point Rousset, Ile de Porquerolles

A gentle day of motoring in which we saw numerous gaff rigs under full sail brought us to the peaceful anchorage of Point Rousset on the Ile de Porquerolles. This morning we are motoring to Cassis.

Saint Tropez Saint Tropez

Well we are departing beautiful Saint Tropez for Toulon: a short 40nm run. Highlights: La Citadelle, a museum so well done The arrival of the super yachts for the Les Voiles de St Tropez (a Rolex performance yacht race)  

Saint Tropez, France

We have thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in Saint Tropez. Depart for Marseille tomorrow morning.

Bastia, Corsica Bastia, Corsica

We loved this small township with its narrow streets and hidden alley ways: relaxing, peaceful and people so friendly. Now Gratis is on her way once more. Light winds are currently seeing us motor along the coastline of the island. Later this afternoon, we leave land once more as we cross the Ligure Sea to […]

Bastia, Corsica

After a pleasant motor sail we arrived. Rugged high mountains are a topped with soft cloud this morning.

Pujols and Villeneuve – sur – Lot Expedition  

2016 Journey to Come

Here are some maps showing the route we shall be taking upon the waterways this year. This covers the Rhone, Soane, Canal des Vosges, Mosel, Rhein, and Mittelland Kanal.

Canal Guides

The last of our chart books for the canals arrived yesterday. It is now full steam ahead with the planning. The German books will be interesting, for unlike the French, there is no English translation provided. A quick learning curve in acquiring the German language is coming up for us.  

Port St Louis to Lyon, France

The collation of ports and locks for our trip from Port St Louis to Lyon has been completed. In conjunction with utilising current information about the current flow and so forth, now it is possible to consider the planning of our journey upon this river.     Some links that will help us with our preparations […]

Planning the Trip

I may not have been up and about today, but still put the time to good use. After several hours, the numbers have roughly been counted: 1700km from Port Saint Louis, France to just before Potsdam, Germany (here we will plot our last part of the trip as we draw closer) 166 locks to lock forward […]

2016 Journey in the Final Planning Stages

Our journey to Berlin through the Rivers and canals of Europe is well into its final planning. It will see us sail to Port St Louis for removal and storage of the mast. From there, it will be into the Rhone, Soane, Mosele and Rhein Rivers, followed by the Mittelland Kanal into Berlin.