Thursday 30th August to Monday 24th September
Part 1 – The cruising
Shangri La at fuel jetty – St Jean
The final episode on Shangri La was somewhat of a
rollercoaster ride, with loads of mixed emotions – happiness, sadness, relief
I had hoped to have a pleasant three w…
27th Julyto 29th August
Bath – River Avon
There are several reasons for this month long sojourn in England. The main reason was to do the 2 -week Demuth’s Vegan Cooking Diploma Course in Bath.
As any regular reader will know, we follow a plant-based diet and are always looking for …
Monday 16th July to Friday 27th July
South of France
There are a number of reasons for this little trip – we would have loved to have done it aboard Shangri La, but the trip down the Rhone is not taken lightly, especially if you want to come back up again. Also, down south we are getting into sa…
Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th July
As much as it is wonderful to have friends on board, it is lovely to have the boat all to ourselves. We had three lovely relaxing days in Chalon – a meal at our favourite vegan eatery – La Pierre Vie, shop ups at Monoprix and Carrefour, some …
Friday 29 June to Tuesday 3 July
St Leger to Chalon-sur-Saone
Friday was a catch up with cleaning the boat, shopping and getting ready for Karen’s friend Linda joining us.
St Leger is a lovely stopping place. It is a Locaboat hire base so has all the amenities. The wifi is sort of okay, but w…
Monday 25th June – Digoin to Paray-le-Monial
Lovely late start to the day. Topped up the water tanks. Last shop up at E LeClerc and a visit to Tourist Office for wifi. Mainly to send emails to H2O in St Jean de Losne to set up meetings for a few repairs we need and to discuss the sale o…
“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” … as the Water Rat said to the Mole in “Wind in the Willows”. And how right he was! I hope I can share the pleasures of boating by recording the trips myself and my wife Karen have taken on the journey to actually buying our boat, and now on our very own Dutch Steel Motor Cruiser, Shangri-La 2.
This blog is an online journal of my various boating activities that have happened over the last few years, from the numerous boating holidays we have taken, some interesting work related events and the journey to buying our own boat