‘Good bye’ France

Mast up! Going sailing again, across the English Channel and home.


Saturday, 20th May 2017


Relying on angels

France, south to north, Marseille to Calais – 1267 km, 206 locks and around 10 km’s of tunnels.

From Marseille on the treacherous River Rhone to Arles, Avignon, Le Pouzin, Valence and Lyon; Along the River Saone to the Champagne canal systems via Jorquenay, Reims and eventually Calais.

“Don’t do the canals,” I said to the boat parked behind in the picture above, rather choose the Bay of Biscay.
“Id consider doing it in a tug, not a sail boat with a mast,” the captain replied.

Words I may borrow for some time.

Log: 4082 nm

Thursday, 18th May 2017