La Petite Saône: Auxonne to Gray, Rental Cars and a Small Bag of Dog Food

With the drought in France prematurely shutting down our season we exchanged our cruising plans for a road trip to the Baltic countries. Visiting the Baltic is something we’ve wanted to do for some time but typically the weather at … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: The Return to Montreux-Château and on to Besançon, a New Battery Challenge Emerges

On Wanderlust’s return journey from Rhine terminus of the Canal du Rhône au Rhin was quite different than the outbound cruise. The weather and river had changed. Gone were the cool rainy days and clear fresh flowing water of spring. … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Mulhouse, Day Trips

Across the canal from Wanderlust’s place in Mulhouse’s port de plaisance is the city’s international train station. Aside from allowing us easy access to rail transport and the city’s tram system the location also makes renting a car convenient. Car … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Mulhouse, Cité de l’Automobile

On the outskirts of Mulhouse is Cité de l’Automobile, also referred to as the “Musée national de l’automobile” or the “Collection Schlumpf”. The museum claims the largest displayed collection of automobiles in the world. Notable is the number of cars … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Mulhouse, Cité du Train

Some say that Mulhouse is the “European capital of Technical Museums”. Undoubtedly “European capital” of anything is a debatable assertion. With that there is no question that the city is home to a cluster of large and interesting technical museums.

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Mulhouse, le Musée Electropolis

For an urban area with a population less than 300,000 Mulhouse has more than its share of high quality technical museums. Among these is the Musée Electropolis « l’aventure de l’électricité », a museum about electrical power.

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Halte de Hombourg

While based in Mulhouse for a month we decided to take Wanderlust out for an overnight stay near the Rhine terminus of the Canal du Rhône au Rhin. This excursion was driven by our curiosity about the remaining as yet … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Dannemarie to Mulhouse

If we had been in a hurry we could have departed Dannemarie and made it to Mulhouse, the easternmost city along Canal du Rhône au Rhin, in one day. Instead we chose to break this segment up into two short-ish … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Montreux-Château to Dannemarie

Once Wanderlust passed through the lock to reach Montreux-Château’s small port she was in the Rhône-Rhine’s highest pound, a mere 1,100 feet above sea level. The water in the lock behind us drains down to the River Saône, which merges … Continue reading