Descending L’ascenseur de Strépy-Thieu
Descending (and ascending, one imagines) takes only about 7 minutes. By a difference in height of 73,15 meters (244 feet) that’s over 1 meter in 6 seconds. One hardly notices this, but look at the wall and the video will give you a good impression of how it works. We were unable to see more, because the boat was attached on the inside of the tank and we had to fill in some forms for identifying our ship, based upon a dedicated number – which should have happened already when entering Belgium(!). From now on we only have to inform lock keepers about our number and their system will tell them all about us – apart from our pin-code that is.