Category Archives: Weasels Afloat 2017

So much better than WA10 which is still a painful memory. WA17 was just so much better.

Waiting for the call

Yet another fault in the tunnel saw us waiting for our train back to the UK. The sign below stated that the wait could be up to 120 minutes. Seriously annoying. As it turned out, we were only really delayed … Continue reading

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Bad digestion

Today was mostly concerned with remaining near a toilet. Something I ate yesterday decided to upset my stomach and forced me into a most unpleasant situation. In fact, I was up and seated for most of the night. The morning … Continue reading

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Following Joan

This holiday is rapidly becoming a search for Joan of Arc. Everywhere we go she appears. This morning I spotted her a number of times in Poitiers because it was here that she was interrogated in 1429. The interrogation was … Continue reading

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Looking for a battlefield

The (second) Battle of Poitiers was a decisive victory for the English against the French. It followed on from the Battle of Crecy ten years before and was followed by Agincourt. Darren had already visited Crecy and Agincourt and just … Continue reading

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Super Lady Lockbot

We spent most of the morning in Nerac. Well most of us did. Jon, quite unselfishly, stayed with the boat in case it was attacked by hordes of French teenage school girls. While he was bravely defending our vessel, the … Continue reading

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Biblical plague of flies

It’s Google’s birthday today! 1998-2017. Next year will be the big two oh. Hugh Hefner won’t see it because he died today. Personally I think he’s been dead for a while. (Note that all the photos in this post are … Continue reading

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The body in the lock

When boating, you have to grab your minor luxuries wherever you can. Even in an awful place like Agen. And when you’re a giant and a proper shower presents itself…well, it’s pretty obvious really. The one redeeming thing about Agen … Continue reading

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Moist in Moissac

The top deck of the boat was soaking wet this morning but I guess clear skies will do that. John and I went into Moissac for the all important breakfast pastries and I was astounded to find that they had … Continue reading

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Easy there, Gazelle Boy!

In the night, Madame Edith was pestered by Monsieur Alphonse though it was probably just the bucket. It was that kind of mooring. The locals were a bit odd even by our standards. Particularly the guy who spent an age … Continue reading

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Lorna, the plum bolter

The man from Mutual Plums was in the house this morning. His assessment of the damage to our vessel was commensurate on repairs carried out by Bosun Bedford. The lock, meanwhile remained unscathed. After heading into the almost sleepy Sunday … Continue reading

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