The moorings at Moret are situated some 2 kilometers (1,25 miles) from the confluence of Loing and Seine. Here the navigable part of the river ends and the lateral Canal du Loing starts, as emphasized by the lock on the left of the picture. This picture was taken in October 2012, just after we arrived here for the first time.
Later on, in February 2013, it became clear that the Loing can rapidly rise. The fixed pontoon is already submerged. Later on the cleats would disappear too – but that, fortunately, was the maximum in 2013.
There's a load of boats moored on the first part of the river Loing, between were we were moored and the river Seine. This is what it looked like the past week. All boats seem to be in the middle of the fast flowing river. In reality the quay next to where they are all moored is submerged. A smaller boat in the distance even seems to be on top of the quay, while some others, more to the front, seem to prevent themselves from drifting ashore by using a sturdy pole or something similar. © Le Monde.