Watch: Arzviller barge lift raising Fidutia
Cruise the French Canals with me
Cruise 550 km on the French canals from St jean de Losne to Saverne (near Strasbourg ). Could take up to 4 months
A long term crew, a flat mate or a co-owner wanted from St Jean de Losne. I am looking for a mature lady that is looking for that something different. Sorry no males. One ship, one captain is my motto.
Fidutia is on the market which has bottomed out, so if a lady would like to go cruising and share costs, Contact me.
If you search just 'Fidutia' on Google maps you will see exactly where I am.
A lady that speaks French would be perfect. Your double cabin with ensuite is available now.
This relaxing way of boating is Not for hardened sailors. If it is blowing too hard we don't go. If it is raining we don't go. If it is pretty we stop and explore. A leisurely short hop trip. To watch this French TV film of my friend Alex and I cruising and going up a barge lift, copy and paste this link
Pictures and videos of what canal cruising is like are on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/fidutia or www.fidutia.info
You dont need experience to relax for the summer. Canal and river Barging doesn't quite give the adrenaline rush as sailing does and there is no set destination. Instead of rolling hills of green white capped waves you see green hills capped with castles and chateaus and beautiful forests. You can stop mid voyage and take in the ambiance. It is calm and collected and is like being in a living and moving post card. Night watch requirements. Turn the steaks over on the BBQ and open another bottle. Although my barge was built over 100 years ago and worked very hard in her younger life, she like me has retired and has been given all the comforts of a modern apartment. She has a cabin either end ,each with their own ensuite. The very large wheel house is perfect for dining with an all round view, while the lounge with its wood fire is cosy on a colder day. The spare cabin has 2 beds including en suite. A washing machine, dryer, take away the drudgery of your old chores. The maximum speed for me (by law) on the canals is 6 kilometres per hour and with the obstacles such as locks, the maximum distance per day is about 20 to 30 kilometres, but who wants to pass a pretty village to explore. The boat has the required TRIWV (safety) certificate required for barges over 20 metres in Europe. As the barge is self sufficient, night stops can be just about anywhere on a canal and in towns and cities we can usually tie up in the heart. It is a great voyage for painters, photographers or those just wanting to soak up the history and culture of Europe.