After a full-on few weeks, we've arrived at the scenic Bugsworth Basin in the Peak District, for the Bugsworth Family Fun Day. Let's hope the sun shines!
We've noticed a prolific amount of posters titled "May You Live In Interesting Times", but not really investigated what they were promoting. Until that is, we decided to wander along the waterway after our buffet breakfast, and found a garden filled with spectacular sculptures. Wow! Again! Just before walking, we went up in the lift … Continue reading Day Fifteen – Living In Interesting Times and Good News to Report
I'd heard from my sister and brother-in-law that Venice was astounding. But to be honest it's not been a place I've ever hankered after visiting. It's quite different in many ways to what I'd imagined. And I adore it! Im not sure if Barry would, but I wish he'd had the chance to find out! … Continue reading Day Fourteen – Surprisingly Impressed by Venice
This whole trip has been amazing. Last week I crossed almost the breadth of France. Today we travelled from Colmar to Venice, via Basel and Milan. We began at 0921hrs, and ended at 2113hrs. What a journey! The trains in Europe are comfortable though a little cramped when you're sitting for hours. Out of the … Continue reading Day Thirteen – Crossing Four Countries in One Day
After yesterday's uplifting (pun intended!) experience, this morning felt as damp as the weather. Packing and cleaning and wondering why we bought so much bottled water and kitchen towels amongst other excesses! It was a short lived dampness though as the day definitely brightened incrementally. After a complex conversation or two, we managed to get … Continue reading Day Twelve – Plus Ca Change To Colmar
We mirrored the unrelenting rain in UK this morning, so weren't in a rush to move from our quiet mooring. Once we did, thankfully we had the choice of inside driving. Such a treat! The first two shots below were taken by Kerry yesterday, aren't they great? We'd planned a stop at the factory shop … Continue reading Day Nine – A Slow Start To Astounding Saverne
Today we boarded our 'Le Boat' boat at Boofzheim, a 40 minute drive from Strasbourg. We had the morning to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and continue exploring this fine city - returning tomorrow evening to moor up and mooch some more. We were amazed to discover entrance to the Cathedral is free. It's stunning. Undoubtedly … Continue reading Day 5 – All Aboard Le Boat!
I can't put into words what a poignant, special time it's been for me to spend 48 hours with our family friends Odile and Bruno. Dad met Odile's father Jean during his travels around Europe, by bike (he was a superb Time Trial cyclist), in the late 1940's. They remained firm friends and our respective … Continue reading Day Four – Au Revoir Cabourg Bonjour Strasbourg