Lifting bridges and happy cows

Hello and welcome to the latest blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries on May 14th 2022. On May 6th we left Chitry-les-Mines with a distinct sense of déjà-vu. Michael keeps a detailed log book when we are cruising and as he looked back through the entries he saw that we had been at exactly thisContinue reading “Lifting bridges and happy cows”

The Buttercup Canal

Hello and welcome to the latest blog on The Olivia Rose Diaries on May 7th 2022. Those of you who have read the last blog entry will be pleased to know that the DHL donkey confounded all expectations and arrived a day early! The spare part that we had been waiting for took less thanContinue reading “The Buttercup Canal”

Where has the boat gone?

Hello and welcome to the latest blog from The Olivia Rose Diaries on May 1st 2022. The past week hasn’t quite gone to plan, but luckily we never have that much of a plan. We found ourselves in need of a part for the boat – I shall spare you the technical details – andContinue reading “Where has the boat gone?”

Finding Eden – the Canal du Nivernais

Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog in The Olivia Rose Diaries on 23rd April 2022. On Monday 18th April we left our winter mooring at Gannay. The first lock was only a few hundred metres away but, as we approached it, I realised something was wrong. Instead of our usual easy glide in,Continue reading “Finding Eden – the Canal du Nivernais”