With fresh courage we started on the 19th of May on the river Saône, going upstream in north-eastern direction. It took us 12 eventful days to reach Corre, the end of the navigable part of the river. Eventful because of the river being in flood after heavy rainfall, obviously causing a strong current. One day we even experienced a ground speed of 0,0! Anyway, on the 31st of May we continued cruising on the Canal des Vosges, a relief after the wild and sometimes dangerous river. This beautiful canal kept us occupied for another 10 days, to reach Richardménil. Then there was the short Embranchement de Nancy, followed by a small part of the Canal de la Marne au Rhin (Est) (in German: Rhein-Marne-Kanal) to the west, on the 10th of June ending up in Nancy’s port – conveniently situated close to its centre. We left Nancy on the 14th of June, going east, destination Strasbourg. That beautiful city was ‘captured’ on the 19th of June. The 22nd of June we said goodbye to Strasbourg and cruised the same part of the Canal de la Marne au Rhin (Est) in the opposite direction towards Nancy, where we arrived this time on the 5th of July. In just a little over 1,5 month we covered a distance of more than 600 kilometers (285 miles), more than a handful tunnels, twice an inclined plane and some 335 locks. Sometimes on a leisurely pace, sometimes in overdrive because of visitors and schedules related to them. (We ourselves live virtually schedule-free.)
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Dankjewel, Tineke! Tot gauw 😍.
En dan nog even en Amersfoort in zicht
De laatste foto: ongelooflijk!!!!!
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.
Jaja, 't schiet op. Maar rustig aan, want de Nijkerkersluis is nog een paar dagen geblokkeerd. (En een 'Vollenhove' zal ik -als ik er aan toe kom- een n toevoegen...)