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Old 10-12-2007, 04:58   #1
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Location: i am living in haarlem holland and whe are livingin april 2008 to go to the med thru the canals of belgie and holland and france to finch in soud of france in and september and stay in the med for 4 jaers
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Through the French Canals

Hi all
whe are a new meber of this forum in april whe are living holland and go for 5 jaer to the med the intention is to go tro the canals of Holland en Belgium and France tru Paris and if it is possble the canal de Bourgogne??
the dept from our ship is 1.5 m an than tru de la Rone andthan up to the canal du midi ending in carcassone and than back end looking for e place to stay fot te winter 2008
now the question is there samwane who have made te trip an can advice
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Welkom aan het forum, Hans.

I'm sorry I can't answer your questions, but I did want to say "Hello".
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum, Hans. It's good to have you here.

Your plans to cruise through the canals of Holland, Belgium and France sound like heaven to me. That is one of the things I very much want to do before I die. I am waiting until the American dollar regains some of its lost purchasing power vis-a-vis the Euro, although I grow more dubious every day that that will ever happen.

Here's a link to a site I enjoy, and I'm sure there are others (perhaps in Dutch) that have more complete information. I believe there is a tunnel somewhere on the Burgundy Canal that restricts the size of vessel that can voyage beyond there, but I'm not sure of the average depth of the canal:

http://www.burgundy-canal.com/index.html

Again, welcome to the Forum. Keep us posted on your cruise.

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thats is ferry caint of you to whis mi welkom is there any chance that you are comming to europ in the near futers
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hello tao
thanks for the warm welcome and thanks for the site as well this was new to my and yes don't wait for a dollar tho Com's down its wound happened for a long time so if you are healthy go for it
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You're probably right, Steve, and I may well go for it next spring/early summer. I just have too many irons in the fire at the moment to say for certain.

Hans, here are another couple of sites that you may find useful. The first is an American couple who've been cruising the canals since January 2000:

Living on a converted barge in France

The second is an informative site for those interested in sailing the Med, and other parts of the European coast, by a sailor with a Dutch name:

JimB's sail Europe

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thats is ferry caint of you to whis mi welkom is there any chance that you are comming to europ in the near futers
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Hi, Hans.

No, unfortunately, I will not be coming to Europe any time soon, but I would love to travel to Holland sometime, because that's where my ancestors came from. Your plan of plying the canals sounds great. I have friends who chartered a canal barge in France and had the time of their lives.

I looked around the Internet a bit, and found this website, which has maps of the canals through France, from Le Havre to the Mediterranean near Arles. Canal and River Maps

It appears it might be possible to reach the Oise from Belgium.

All the best,
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