Done all of the Dutch Meuse river

Been a while again, I have been very busy navigating the river and working the locks. By now I have arrived in the city of Maastricht, where the river leaves the Netherlands and goes into Belgium. I am sitting at the free of charge dock in the middle of the city. Will stay a few days to do some shopping and organize things.

The locks are just getting bigger and bigger, it seems. But mainly the lifting heights increase. First five big locks on the river lifted between 3 and 4 meter. Now I have gone in the third lock that has lifted between 6 and 8 meter. They are the kind with floating bollards, so you tie up and the bollard follows the water level rising or falling. For me, it is only going up.

Have met some nice people, and seen some fantastic places. Time flies when you are having fun.

Author: captain

Johannes, born in 1960 in Zierikzee, The Netherlands. Owner of S/Y Isabell. Retired environmental toxicologist, now living aboard and sailing south.