Enter Canal de la Meuse

At Troussey, we exited the Canal de la Marne au Rhin and Detour was lowered down Ecluse #1 to begin the Canal de la Meuse.  Not our most scenic entry, however the farther along we travel through the Meuse, the more beautiful the scenery does become.  The Meuse River winds its way from Troussey to the…

Enter The Vosges

We had approached the very last lock of the Saone/Petite Saone River and there we waited at a red light for our turn to be lifted in the lock.  When the doors opened, we hadn’t expected to see a group of canoes!  Fortunately, as they have to receive special permission for these types of vessels…

The Savoyeux Tunnel

From Auxonne, with Bruce and Kathy aboard, we traveled upstream on the Petite Saone to the town of Gray.  This would be our longest river cruise during Bruce and Kathy’s stay at their home away from home; 27.8 nm with three locks.  Bruce and I began taking turns at the wheel.  Brian’s expertise guided us…

Bienvenue, Bruce & Kathy!

In the town of St Jean de Losne, at Port Blanquart, these baby swans were not the only new arrivals…Here we welcomed Bruce and Kathy aboard Detour; their very first visit since that fateful day nearly one year ago when we all first spotted this magnificent sailing yacht and decided to make her our own.  Bruce and Kathy…