Aquarelle in France (2005)

Mike and Rosaleen Miller, enthusiastic Barrow Branch members, have been planning to live aboard a boat on the European waterways for a long time. Aquarelle was built in their garden over six and half years by Mike, and finally launched in Carrick-on-Suir, after his retirement, in April 2004. A year was spent on home waters to make sure all systems were working, and then it was ‘D-Day’.

The following are extracts from a series of informal E-mails written to family and friends, during July – September 2005.

New Ross to Rouen on the River Seine
Rouen Docks
Rouen to Conflans St Honorine on the River Seine
Conflans St Honorine to Compiegne on the River Oise
Compiegne to Berry au Bac via the River Aisne and Canal Lateral a L’Aisne
Berry au Bac to Pont a Bar on the canal des Ardennes Part 1

Berry au Bac to Pont a Bar on the canal des Ardennes Part 2

Pont a Bar to Namur on the River Meuse Part 1

Pont a Bar to Namur on the River Meuse Part 2

Namur to Compiegne Via the River Sambre, canal de la Sambre a L’Oise & the canal lateral a L’Oise Part 1

Namur to Compiegne Via the River Sambre, canal de la Sambre a L’Oise & the canal lateral a L’Oise Part 2

Compeigne

Return to the Seine

Under the Bridges of Paris, Part 1
Under the Bridges of Paris, Part 2

Aquarelle Gallery