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First two weeks of cruise 2009

For larger versions of the photos, click through.

We spent the first 8 days in port. I wanted Ron's head to heal as the risk of 'falling in the water' is greater once we're on the move.


Internal shots of narrowboat

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front cabin looking towards front deck


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Front cabin looking through the bathroom to the rear of boat. Ron is on the bench that pulls out to make a 4ft double bunk.


galley
Rear cabin Looking towards the rear door, across the galley and rear cabin. The breakfast table is hinged beneath a pull-down single bunk (full 3feet wide)


flowers
Fruit and flowers in the galley.


cherries
Cherries from a tree in the Port de Plaisance.


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Ducks


SkyII
Sky II being craned back in after 2 weeks of painting and repairs.


The first part of the summer cruise was spent in the company of Linda and Eric and their narrowboat The Last Farthing.

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Leaving St Quentin Port de Plaisance in May.


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St Quentin Canal.


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Narrowboat The Last Farthing


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Two narrowboats, travelling together on the French Waterways.


going up
going up Passing through a lock on the Oise. Spotty roof in need of the finishing stages of a re-paint.


bollard roping
bollard roping We're almost at the top of the lock. Just one more 'boat hook under rope, flip off bollard, reach to next bollard and place rope round, withdraw boat hook' to go. Just look at that tide-mark. Someone hasn't been scubbing their lock properly ;D


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close-up of locking rope technique.


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Moored at the Halt Nautique at Pinon on the way back to Port.


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Karaoke! Will we ever forget our first Karaoke experience (in French) at the Rive Droite in Chauny?


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