In the fifteenth century the Great Age of Exploration began with ships sailing around the world with their crews returning with stories and specimens of the plants and animals they had found. This tradition continues to this day but instead of specimens photographs and films are brought back of the habitats visited.
To recreate a little of this tradition my old friends Richard and Julia have agreed to send me photographs and descriptions of the wildlife they encounter as they travel on their boat Ettie through the waterways of France.
Ettie is a dutch style ‘motor barge’ built in 2011.
She is 18 metres long and 4 metres wide and has a 105 hp Beta engine and is designed to travel anywhere on the European Inland waterways.
Here is the route Ettie will take over a six month period in 2015. She will be starting in the west and sailing east then turning north and sailing towards Belgium
As Richard and Julia’s reports come in I will enter them in a log and post them on here.
The first Log will follow shortly which contains photographs of previous journeys and the start of this one.
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