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On the Road Again….

An early start and heading towards our first lock and Castets – en – Dorthe.

Bordeaux To Bègles (Port Garonne)

A short 5nm motor up river took us to Bègles on this morning. Bordeaux, with its centuries old buildings, viewed from the river was an awe inspiring sight to one visiting for the first time. Excitement for the morning occurred upon entering the marina. At no time had we read or been informed that upon departing […]


[map style=”width: auto; height:400px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” address=”Bordeaux, France” marker=”yes”] The mast was removed and stored upon Gratis early this morning. After a wonderful sojourn up river at speeds of up to 10 knots we arrived on the outskirts of Bordeaux.

Pauillac to Bordeaux, France

  By mid – morning we we upon the river and ‘motoring’ toward Bordeaux. Fifteen months after departing Adelaide and three major ocean crossings later, it was almost with disbelief that we realised we were truly setting out upon the next leg of our adventures: exploring Europe and the Mediterranean. Approximately 5 knots speed of the […]

Mast Removal

After a pleasant day or so, it was go, go, go this particular morning. With the estuary/river tide (mascaret) always flooding or ebbing and low tide leaving mud flats in its wake at Pauillac, it’s imperative that any work be carried out at high tide: the ½ hour of still water between tidal change is […]