The Canal de la Somme

Hello and welcome to the latest blog from The Olivia Rose Diaries on August 14th 2022. This week we joined the Canal de la Somme and a very beautiful stretch of water it is too. Beautiful but weedy. The word ‘weedy’ doesn’t adequately describe it. Weeds are often spindly, insubstantial and if we apply theContinue reading “The Canal de la Somme”

Paris – part one

Hello and welcome to the latest blog from the Olivia Rose Diaries on July 6th 2022. With five years of cruising under our belts we have learnt that arriving in a city by water, rather than by car or train, gives a different perspective. After a rather noisy night on the quay at Melun weContinue reading “Paris – part one”

Dancing in the streets

Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog from The Olivia Rose Diaries on June 24th 2022. We’ve been having a hot and sticky time of it over the past ten days, with temperatures up to 40 degrees, enduring the earliest heatwave that France has ever recorded. This level of heat is debilitating so weContinue reading “Dancing in the streets”