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A panoramic picture of barge mooring at the beautiful riverside town of Fumay in the French Ardennes

A panoramic picture of my barge mooring at the beautiful riverside town of Fumay in the French Ardennes

Fumay Market next to the River Meuse in the French Ardennes

The River Meuse between Laifour and Montherme

Fumay town view and port

Market day in Fumay with the barge behind

The magical River Meuse

Fumay port de Plaisance

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Fumay steps to church

River Meuse below Laifour

The Meuse below Laifour

Fumay in the Ardennes

The Meuse near Laifour

Haybes Meuse War memorial

Givet Cafe

Haybes Mooring

Haybes impressive war memorial

Cafe de la Place in Givet on the Meuse

Mooring at Haybes on the Meuse

Givet from Fort Charlemont

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the barge pictures from the Charlemont Fort in Givet

Auberge de la Tour in Givet

Rainbow in Givet

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Givet fort Charlemont open day

River view of Givet from the Fort Charlemont at Givet

River view of Givet from the Fort Charlemont at Givet

Open day at the Charlemont Fort in Givet

River view of Givet from the Fort Charlemont at Givet

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The Meuse near Foug

Fishing in Fumay on the Meuse

Ready for an al fresco dinner

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Josef and the barge at Fumay

Commercial barge on the Meuse at Laifour

Checking over the bikes at Laifour

Cruising out of Fumay on the River Meuse

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Cruising out of Fumay on the River Meuse

A canal lock on the Meuse

Misty departure from Fumay in the Ardennes

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Beautiful Laifour in the French Ardennes

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Les Rost beefs

Laifour mooring

Still fishing on the Meuse

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Crew bud lassoing a bollard

Meuse near Montherme

Charleville Mezieres on the Meuse

The old river port at Waulsort on the Belgian River Meuse near Dinant

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Charleville-Mezieres

Montherme

Cycling along the river bank

Beautiful Laifour on the River Meuse in the French Ardennes

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A passing Freycinet on the Meuse

Josef scrubbing the decks

The quay at Givet on the River Meuse

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The one that didn't get away

 This cottage needed a prune

 Anthony fishing with sweet corn

   

 The barge moors at Bogny sur Meuse

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The River lock at Hastiere on the Belgian Meuse

Flying the Australian Red Ensign in honour of our Australian friends

The River lock at Hastiere on the Belgian Meuse

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Exercise and wine??

A passing barge on the Meuse

Surfing ducks

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Anthony's catch of the day Village path in Vireaux Wallerand on the Meuse The River lock at Hastiere on the Belgian Meuse

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 Beaucoup de signs!

 Bill and Jen

 Approaching Dinant on the Meuse

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 Bill piloting the barge

 Bill still piloting the barge

 Bill crashing the barge

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 Moored in Givet as viewed from a helicopter

 Bill and Jen are so very much in 'Leffe'

 Bigger barges on the Meuse

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Bill's big fish caught using an odd bit of English Cheddar as bait

The barge as viewed from a Helicopter

Bill and Jen at the Bow

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Haybes impressive war memorial

Bill enjoys a Leffe

The helicopter at Givet

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Approaching Dinant on the Belgian Meuse

Givet from Fort Charlemont

Barry crewing through to Dinant

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 Barry and Annett

Restaurants in Givet 

 Approaching Waulsort

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 Approaching a lock at Bogny

 Quay at Fumay

 Bill at a WiFi hot spot

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Entry to the channel through to the Foug tunnel

An al fresco riverside dinner in Charleville-Mezieres

Inside the Foug Tunnel

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 Pre dinner drinks aboard the barge

 The Retro bar at Bogny sur Meuse in the Ardennes

 A canal lock on the Meuse

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 David, Helen and Sue

 The Quatre Fils Aymon statue at Bogny sur Meuse

 David and Bruce working up an appetite

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Pre BBQ dinner drinks at Fumay

Metal sculpture at Bogny sur Meuse

Helen and Sue beyond the Barbequing brochettes

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Bastille day in Charleville-Mezieres 2007

Bastille day in Charleville-Mezieres 2007

Bastille day in Charleville-Mezieres 2007

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 Awesome locally grown beef tomatoes in Givet

 Riverside Market in Fumay

 Anthony, Tony, Mandi and Lorna at Fumay

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 Bruce tends the BBQ in Fumay

 

 

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 Pre BBQ aperitif

 Very good local butcher in Fumay

 Fumay's riverside market

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 Fumay Market

 the barge on the Meuse

 Sue and the cooking brochettes

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 Exiting the tunnel at Revin on the Meuse

 The Meuse near Montherme

 Crew Bud, working the ropes

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 The Meuse near Montherme

Josef, Glyn and Ruth 

 The Meuse near Montherme

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 the barge at Bogny sur Meuse

 The excellent bistro at Bogny sur Meuse

 Al fresco dinner in Givet

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 Givet customs tower

 A late evening drink at Givet

 Soaking up the sun in Fumay

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 A light lunch on deck at Bogny

 Fumay Halte Fluvial

Givet from the old customs tower 

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 Dinner on deck in Givet

 Compost those billets!

 The quay at Vireaux Wallerand

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 Juliette and Miles at the Petite Commune on the Meuse

 Outside the tunnel at Revin

 Jayne in a Meuse lock

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 Bill and Jen high above the 'Boucle of Montherme'

 Photo opportunity at Montherme

 Kevin and Juliette

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 The Railway bridge passerelle at Laifour

 Juliette and Malcolm

 Dreamy window in Fumay

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 Stef having removed underpants

Juliette and Miles 

 Avast there baldy!

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 Passing loaded Freycinet

 Kev above the 'Montherme Boucle'

 the barge at Laifour

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 The Meuse village of Laifour

 The Meuse village of Laifour

 

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 Guardian swans and signets at Laifour

 The Meuse village of Laifour

 Laifour in the Ardennes

 

 Panoramic view of the Meuse village of Laifour. the barge and barge Zofia moor together

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On the bow of the barge and breakfast taken in gorgeous sunshine  

 Bill, Juliette and Malcolm

 the barge from the wheelhouse

 We sat at the bow of my barge and breakfast was enjoyed in the gorgeous Ardennes sunshine 

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 Outdoor activity on the Meuse

 the barge on the Meuse

 Malcolm tends the BBQ

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 Bar le Latin in Bogny-sur-Meuse

 Misty morning at Bogny-sur-Meuse

 Malcolm at rest

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 The canal de la Meuse near Montherme

 Cruising on the Meuse

 Approaching a River lock near Laifour

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 The 'Aussie' barge on the Meuse

 View from a lock on the River Meuse

 Givet on the Franco Belgian border

 

 Rick and Pam at the bow of the barge on the Meuse

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 Misty Morning Meuse.JPG (1226051 bytes)

 The Roches de la dames de la Meuse

 Meuse Fishermen near Laifour

 Misty morning on the Meuse

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 Well earned ice cream

 The Boucle of Montherme

 Kev, Jen and Miles on the opposite bank at Laifour

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 Bank side dining at Montherme

 Locking on the Meuse

 Laid back Dutch Barge!

 

 The 'Boucle of Montherme' from ground level

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 the barge moored at Hastiere in Belgium

 Inside a lock on the Meuse

the barge viewed from the Citadel at Dinant, Belgium 

 

The 'boucle' or 270 degree bend in the River Meuse at Montherme

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 Rick enjoying a cold beer

 The Port at Revin on the Meuse

 Bud, Pam and Rick

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 Rick, Pam and Bud on the barge

The pretty town of Revin in the Ardennes

 Locking near Bogny on the Meuse

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Locking near Bogny on the Meuse

Rick and Pam on the Meuse

Locking near Bogny on the Meuse

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 Glyn and Ruth enjoying a cuppa

 Revin in the Ardennes

 Swans on the Meuse

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Working the barge through a lock on the Meuse Laifour Swans and her Signets Vireaux-Wallerand on the Meuse

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 Vireaux-Wallerand on the Meuse

 View of the river Meuse from above Fumay in the Ardennes

 David, Bruce, Josef and I in search of the elusive Vireaux Wallerand Roan settlement

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Vireaux-Wallerand on the Meuse

A ruined chateau a few kilometres from Vireaux Wallerand on the Meuse

Vireaux Wallerand

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 Jen grabbing 40 winks

 An old pump in Waulsort, Belgium

 Enjoying the bow bench at we cruise the Meuse

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Notre Histoire restaurant Waulsort Belgium 

Cruising through Waulsort on the Belgian Meuse

Mooring at Waulsort

'Notre Histoire' restaurant at Waulsort in Belgium

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 Waulsort in Belgium

 Waulsort's hand operated Ferry

 Waiting for the hand pulled ferry at Waulsort

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Cruising on the Belgian Meuse

The chateau at Waulsort in Belgium

 

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