UK to the Med :: Episode 1 :: Poole to River Seine to Paris

In the first of our legendary reports, having made the decision to ‘sell up and go sailing’ and go through the French canals to the Mediterranean. We leave the UK, cross the Channel in a gale, deal with a toilet problem, crash into a lock, lower (unstep) the mast, nearly…

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How the rivers and canals of France inspired an arts movement

The French waterways are known for their tranquility and lovely scenery, and these attributes have unsurprisingly inspired artists for centuries. In fact, some of the world’s most famous paintings feature rivers and canals in France. There’s something about the reflections in the water, the sunlight dappling on the ripples and…

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