In week 24 you could read already extensively about the ‘Plan Incliné de Saint-Louis-Arsviller’. Therefore there is no reason to dig deep into this miracle again. But… the incline unfortunately is out of use now for an unknown period. This is what was written on Wikipedia about it. ‘‘Shortly before 12PM local time on the 4th of July, while the tourist barge ‘Paris’ which belongs to the Association and provides visits to tourists was entering the caisson, the latter suddenly moved, jamming the barge with its 21 passengers and releasing a vast quantity of water into the valley below. An extensive operation by the emergency services was put into operation with occupants of a nearby camping and a restaurant in Lutzelbourg being evacuated. Through traffic on the canal has been suspended while thorough inspection of the installation is undertaken and closure is estimated to last several days, if not weeks or even months. This is a great blow to boat hire companies in the area as the holiday period enters it high season and the stretch of canal between Niderviller and Saverne is the most spectacular in the region.’’ Fortunately we passed the incline on the 3rd of July at the beginning of the afternoon, just less than 24 hours before the accident. Phew!! There is only the river Rhine to escape – and most of the pleasure boaters, like us, are not licensed for the busiest river on earth, nor is there a sufficient number of pilots available.
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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...)