Les Portails Bleus

La Goulette, Macon, Burgundy, 71260, France | B&B
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Heading South

A travel blog entry by seabug

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... where we spent the night. Big thunder storms surrounded us and it teamed buckets, windows leaked in the boat some more so a little more of the repairs were necessary. Hot days and stormy nights were the order of the day (wishful thinking maybe??) with delightful dinners, good company with Alan and Shiela once we had docked. Continued up the river to Lauhans in time for the live animal markets on Monday morning. Very interesting with all sorts of animals available ...

Oh what a night it was!

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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Tuesday 24th June 2014

We started off at 9am it was cool and cloudy we thought it might rain but it slowly cleared during the course of the day. The countryside looked typical English with rivers and fields and wooded areas. We saw what we thought were red kites or buzzards flying down to the canal snatching fish from the water. It was quite amazing to see.

We arrived at lunch time in Paray-le-Monial with John and ...

The day that the rains came down

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... canals to operate the lock! We travelled slowly letting the other 2 boats get ahead knowing we would have to wait and when we arrived we were surprised to see Dutch John waiting and the other boat in the lock. Another boat must have set off in front of us, so it was good as we could then share the lock with another boat.

Very dark clouds were gathering and some almost black with growls of thunder and the odd flash ...

A surprising day

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... thing with no problem, so it was quite a surprise. Then we remembered that we had switched the solar panel trickle charge to the bow thrusters (on the day we had 19 awkward locks needing it to get at the pull chord) and not reconnected it back to the starter battery (Oh dear!) John tried very quickly with a link to the domestic batteries but no success. The Lock keeper turned up and we had hoped he might have used ...

Pont de Vaux

A travel blog entry by seabug

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Amanda finally arrived at the boat, jet lagged and tired having missed the connection flight and being diverted to Munich. Another flight, 2 train trips and a 50Euro cab trip and here she was. Life is good again and all is well. The markets were on next day so went shopping for .... you guessed it, cheese, wine, hams, fruit - Took the boat out and managed our first lock. Tricky little beggars as the incoming gushing water can pick the boat up and move ...

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This B&B, located on La Goulette, Macon, is near Ancienne Abbaye de Cluny.
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