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Lock Sablons to Les Roches de Condrieu Lock Sablons to Les Roches de Condrieu

Rain and thunderstorms overnight. Two days of 30+ and humidity had come to an end as thunderstorms passed in the distance and gentle rain fell upon us. Decision made this morning. A 20km motor to Les Roches de Condrieu where a relaxing couple of days would be spent. Ɛ22 per night for water, power, laundry […]

Lock Beauchastel to Lock Sablons Lock Beauchastel to Lock Sablons

Yet another lock to commence the day’s sojourn! Life jackets on, in we headed. Upon exiting, we discovered work being undertaken: just loved the brightness of the equipment! Birds delighted in perching upon the channel marker pylons. The landscape continued to be more picturesque as the day passed. Swans were so hilarious this day. Refusing to move as […]

Lock Avignon to Lock Beauchastel

Two long hard days, but scenery great. One word: exhausted!!

Lock Avignon to Lock Chateauneuf Lock Avignon to Lock Chateauneuf

Summer has arrived with a vengeance. Just two days before it was 15°C, wet and freezing. This day up to 29°C, thank you: not complaining though! After four days of waiting, the river levels had finally fallen to such an extent that pleasure and passenger ‘liner’ craft were once more allowed through. Early evening, Gratis […]

Lock Avignon Lock Avignon

After sailing to Greece and back with us, our friends Anne and Cliff departed early this morning. The waters of the Rhone still at 3700 m³/s, continuing on was still not an option. For Bob and myself, a trip to the supermarket to restock for the trip to Lyon was the go.

At Lock Avignon At Lock Avignon

News not good for continuing this morning: the current peaked at 3700 m³/sec yesterday, and was at 4300 m³/sec this morning. Bob surmises that it will be Monday/Tuesday before we continue on our way. In the meantime, we relax and can amble into other nearby townships. At the moment the four of us – yes […]

Avignon to Lock Avignon Avignon to Lock Avignon

Prior to departing, Bob went through his daily check of the river information site ( All looking good off we headed. The scenery each day is a significant contrast to that of the day prior. Now, low cliffs aligned the west bank of the river by the 240km (pk in the books), the greens so […]

No Departure into the Rhone Today

Winds predicted yesterday arvo 10kn (20km). In actuality 40kn (80km) continual. Winds predicted today 15kn (60km), Bob’s guess is this will mean gusts from 50 – 60kn (100-120km). Departure tomorrow instead. A day of rest at last!

Port St Louis du Rhone Port St Louis du Rhone

Yesterday morning the lock opened and a good sized ship passed through. Highlight of the day was watching viewing the water jousting. This morning we take Gratis round to Port Napoleon and take down the mast.

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.

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.