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Boat Life in the Rain!

Boat life isn’t always about sunshine and drinking cocktails, you know. What do we do when the weather’s bad and we’re living on a boat in the french canals? Well,…

Sailboat vs Bridge

We tackle the lowest bridge on the French Canals this week, and find out if all our calculations are correct! We also explore the ancient city of Carcassone, situated on…

Living On A Sailboat In The French Canals

Living on a sailboat in the french canals is a completely different experience to sailing and coastal cruising. In a lot of ways this type of boat life is easier;…

The Staircase Lock: Our Biggest Challenge Yet!

For our 100th Episode we’re celebrating with the biggest challenge we’ve faced since crossing the Atlantic Ocean: a 7 Lock staircase on the French canals. The Canal du Midi is…

An Adventure Through The French Canals

This week we’re enjoying our canal boat life in the town of Beziérs on the Canal du Midi. The French canals are definitely living up to our expectations as we…

We Took Our Tiny Home To The French Canals

We finally made it into the French Canals on our tiny floating home! Boat life is occasionally extremely stressful. Taking our tiny floating home through 100 stone sided locks would…

How We Turned Our Sailboat Into A Canal Boat

How did we turn our sailing yacht into a canal boat for our journey through the french canals? This week we demonstrate the process of preparing our Southerly 38 for…