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Old 29 January 2011, 12:13   #181
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Lunch/fuel in Rouen perhaps?
Slight problem there. If we leave Honfleur 2hrs after low water, we won't be leaving until lunchtime Frenchy time. Low water is 0845 UT, departure time therfore 1045 UT, which is 1245 CET. 8 hrs of travel puts us in Rouen at 2045 CET. Perhaps dinner and fuel in Rouen then!
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If we leave Honfleur 2hrs after low water, we won't be leaving until lunchtime Frenchy time
I read somewhere a plan to leave before LW Honf.? Two hours after would certainly put a limit on the day's range.
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Old 29 January 2011, 13:52   #183
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My Almanac, what I have here, says there is a marina just a flew K into the non-tidal Seine. Les Andelys?
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So do we stop at Rouen or carry on, perhaps Poses or Les Andelys?
1 step ahead of you Although there is one or two stopping places, the info I have suggests there's pretty much no other facilities. I've added a new (2008) marina at Rouen to the google map that's supposed to be good and is well out of the river current.
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Slight problem there. If we leave Honfleur 2hrs after low water, we won't be leaving until lunchtime Frenchy time. Low water is 0845 UT, departure time therfore 1045 UT, which is 1245 CET. 8 hrs of travel puts us in Rouen at 2045 CET. Perhaps dinner and fuel in Rouen then!
Shouldn't take 8 hours by my calcs:

95km @ 28km/hr = 3.4hrs
18km @ 18km/hr = 1.0hrs
total 113km - 4.4hrs
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Excellent time lapse video of navigating through Paris:
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Not quite Benny Hill. Reckon we could do better
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Looks like he's cruising at about 30kts and the cars going over the bridge doing about 200mph.

I think the cars may be slower in your forthcoming video

I like the bit where they pose for pics, very romantic, I can just see you and Martin cuddling up under the Eiffel Tower for a rib.net photo opportunity.
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like the bit where they pose for pics, very romantic, I can just see you and Martin cuddling up under the Eiffel Tower for a rib.net photo opportunity.
Looked like the girl was hanging over the side a couple of times, maybe a spot of motion sickness

Talking of being sick, I've heard comments about a lot of people being ill on the waterways. It appears that the lock slime that you invariably get covered in could be full of bacteria, it's recommended to wear disposable gloves, wash warps in bleach etc
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Just been having a look at all the waypoints/poi's so far on Mapsource and City Navigator.

You might like to double check your Port St Louis lat/long. Seems to be a little of course, as in some way north and in the middle of La Manche

Roadside petrol stations near likely mooring places include:

Rouen
Esso - N49.26.58 E1.02.57
Shell - N49.26.06 E1.06.14

Conflans
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Les Andelys
Champion - N49.14.7 E1.24.35

I'll have them all on my handheld anyway, including hotels and B&B's.
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You might like to double check your Port St Louis lat/long. Seems to be a little of course, as in some way north and in the middle of La Manche
Looks ok on the google map
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The worst thing in French waterways are little critters called Coypu. Apparently they're everywhere nowadays having been introduced at the beginning of the last century to boost the EU fur trade. The are responsible for a lot of bank erosion and plant damage and also carry toxoplasmosis. My contact in Avranches almost died a few years back after contracting the disease whilst kayaking the the river Sée. More info here: http://www.lost-in-france.com/wildli...ance/195-coypu

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