Water Bridge

Staked out for the evening, Brian and I took a stroll along a footpath along the Vosges Canal to take a look at what lay ahead for the next day’s travel.     A short side-track along this walking trail which crossed two small streams; each with functioning, although old in appearance, water control systems. One stream was dammed and…

Going Down

We’d just begun our day on the Vosges Canal, having departed from the Bouzey Reservoir pontoon, this would be our first time since departing Port St Louis du Rhone that we would lower Detour down, rather than lift her up, within the locks. A series of 14 locks, the Void of Girancourt, would take us down the Vosges…

Bouzey Reservoir

We were slowly continuing north in the Vosges Canal; such a surreal experience having our 12.5m/41ft sailing yacht in the woods!  During our “passages” we would spot mallard ducks, swans, great blue herons, songbirds, frogs, fish, beavers, muskrats, and deer.  Not exactly ocean wildlife!  Our scenery was beautiful, thickly wooded pine forests.A very good friend once…

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…

Standby…Another Detour Ahead

Brian and I have much to share; Bruce and Kathy having visited, transiting through tunnels, and climbing mountains with Detour!  Yet, although we are landlocked in a first world country, we are very much disconnected…data signals are spotty and wifi seems nonexistent.  Sometimes this is the price we pay for taking the road less traveled!…