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 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