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Lille, France Lille, France

La Bassee to Wambrechies Yesterday, a pleasant motor saw us retrace more of our steps from last year as Gratis motored from the Canal D’Aire into La Deule on her way to Lille. At kilometre 16.5 was what appeared to be a marina with liveaboard barges and a couple of pleasure boats. On arrival, a […]

Arques to La Bassee, France Arques to La Bassee, France

A sleep in and casting off at what was a more reasonable hour this morning, with its rising bollards, the almost 14m deep Les Fontinettes lock was an absolute breeze. This day that saw us cover some 50km was a pleasant relaxing motor in a day of chill and scattered showers.   Not too far […]