Breukelen - Jutphaas (5 days in Utrecht included)
After we arrived on the 10th of May we got permission from the lockkeeper to moor, after a right turn, inside the city-moat (the Weerdsingel) ‘as we were the only one’. The sturdy poles mean, of course, that this are in fact spaces for smaller cruisers. We switched off the engine around 12:20PM. Later on that day only 2 cruisers arrived. Nothing to worry about, we’d ask them to make room when we want to leave, won’t we? Utrecht, and the available facilities, proved to be...
...attractive to such an extend that we decided to stay. The second picture shows that we were entirely boxed in, already on the 13th (Ascension Day, a holiday – and sunny, see the people on the pontoon in the background!). Well, the boat in front of us left together with us and we were able to leave by moving forward between the last pole and the protruding jetty, followed by going in reverse towards the lock – situated left from where the pontoon is visible in the background.
Corona traffic measures (I)
We noticed this sign at the corner of the Mariaplaats and the Mariastraat. Fortunately it was not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday. At the...
Corona traffic measures (II)
...end of the Mariastraat the Lange Elisabethstraat and Steenweg, so 3 in total, come together. Well, this is the solution. Forever?
City art: market woman
We seem to remember her having chicken for sale under her arms. The word ‘baliekluiver’ can be a synonym for idler or idle. In addition, ‘baliekluiver’ specifically referred to people who hung over a bridge railing uselessly or looking for a job. The term handrail biter...
City art: baliekluiver
...has a similar meaning. In the Dutch city of Utrecht there are iron fences on the wharf cellars and bridges in the city centre. These are also called counters and they were a place to relax. Utrecht residents are therefore also nicknamed ‘baliekluivers’.
This week’s statistics.
Engine ran during 5 hours and 24 minutes (5,4 hours) – Monday 2,4, Saturday 3,0 hours. No specifics about the distance. It still isn’t that much. We are called ‘snails’.
Generator this week 0 hours. Shore-power every day!
Weather: still quite unstable. We’ve had all possible weather-types, except the wintery ones. One day it will be summer though.
Hope to see you next week again!
Blijkbaar zijn wij allang niet meer bij de singel bij Hoog Catharijne geweest, want ik herken het niet meer. Konden jullie nu onder Hoog Catharijne door of konden jullie langs de Tolsteegsingel?
Diny & Simon
Vannuit het noorden: over de Vecht. Bij de Weerdsluis houdt het op.
Vanuit het zuiden: Merwedekanaal, Vaartserijn, dan Singel tegenover het oude AZU.
Utrecht is geweldig! Groet, D&S.
Diny & Simon
Hi Willem (vL, denk ik ), Voor ons gold hetzelfde! De singel is weer helemaal rondom Utrecht nu. Wij kunnen er niet op varen: zijn te hoog.