Mast up! Going sailing again, across the English Channel and home.
Saturday, 20th May 2017
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
Bad lock day
I set off another life jacket and lost my hold in a lock. Bad day really. I still have a way to go before Friday.
Three canal systems today
Sunday 14th May 2017
Lunch in a lock again – waiting for the barn doors to open
I learnt how to unclog my water filter today and to turn on a penny like a London cab driver.
Log: 3813 nm
Thursday, 11th May 2017
Thank you to the helping hands of Jeanna, Allan and family on Denmark’s Fortuna.