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Canal Boating in France

From Cushla & John

It is a pleasure to have joined Shelley’s classes again albeit briefly as we are about to depart for France again to stay on our canal boat, the Waitui, for the European summer.  Here are a couple of excerpts from our earlier experiences and travels.

Living life on a port surrounded by boat repairs is quaint in itself with a variety of people to meet daily.  Our French is needed much more than it was last year - and what we have learned has been invaluable!  Go Shelley!

And travelling…

Picture this?   I’m driving so it’s difficult to take a photo or video!....

John has set up his bike as an exer-cycle on a trainer, on deck and is peddling like crazy looking as though he is powering a paddle boat.  The few boats that pass us wave and cheer him on!  It is not at all crowded where we are.  The scenery is slowly changing as we drift along  the lazy Saone River.  Magnificent countryside with tree lined edges of the banks and the occasional picnic or camp site and fishermen dotted along under them.  Just Perfect!  Membership to this exclusive open air Gym came free with the boat - just bring your own sweat band and lycra!

Shelley was amazing in getting us started in the basics of French prior to our departure several years ago. Although learning French from scratch in later life has been a challenge for me, the effort has been so worthwhile and made so much fun by Shelley.   Her method of teaching is excellent. 

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Park & Suites and Appart’city

Great places to stay in France

Dans un appartement à Paris

From Morag & Richard

Holiday in the heat

Carole & Gladys

Découvrir La Gironde

Discovering the Gironde Region

Walking in France

From Warwick

201 pays - sans utiliser l'avion!

201 countries without using a plane!


Village with the longest name

Le Pont du Gard

Roman bridge/ aqueduct

Le Château de Cheverny

Cheverny Castle

Our Year in France

A family OE was an eye-opener

Tour Eiffel : un nouveau plancher de verre

A glass floor for the Eiffel Tower

La Petite Ceinture

Walking in Paris



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