L'Oise at Pontoise - Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
Being at this high point of view in the garden of the five senses, having nice weather, the surroundings… it was all too tempting not to make a short video. Starting with the museum the upstream river Oise becomes visible, approaching from the north-east. In the middle of the river are two islands in line, to be passed on the left side (see the moving boat and the signs on the bridge), followed by the bridge, leading from Pontoise to Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône. Then we zoom in on our little ship. The next feature is the impressive, wide (6 tracks?) railway-bridge. Towards the end of video with a view to the south, the downstream river again divides into two arms. On the right hand side is the weir, the arm on the left hand side leads into Pontoise’s double-lock, just not visible. The lock-chambers are 165 and 135 meters (550 and 450 feet) long. The lock keeper calls the latter ‘le petit’. We were in it; it did not give us a ‘petit’ impression at all!