In the late afternoon we left La Moselle, entering Le Canal de la Marne au Rhin Ouest (between Toul and Strasbourg it is the same canal, but with the addition ‘Est’) and planning to go to ‘Port de France’, Toul’s Marina. We ascended the first lock around 6:00PM, needed to do two more locks for the marina and found the remaining two locks closed… So we failed at the last hurdle, so to speak, and although having reached Toul as a city it was not exactly the intended destination. We were forced to wait in front of the lock and wait for the next morning 9:00AM. This picture shows the situation the next morning, when the switched on traffic light shows that the lock is back into service. After contacting the lock keeper on duty (there is an intercom at every lock, not even wrecked by vandals!!) he asked for some patience (‘dix minutes’) as there was a boat coming towards us. We were able to enter the lock at 9:36AM. One has to multiply ten minutes in France by a factor 3,6 apparently…
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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...)