Last Monday, the 2nd of June, we left Dunkerque (Duinkerke) planning to cruise towards Bergues (Sint-Winoksbergen or, simply, Bergen) a distance of only some 10 kilometers (a good 6 miles) in total. It took us just some minutes more than 2½ hours, 1¼ included to negotiate two drawbridges and one lock – all three of them part of the port-structure and within a distance of 1 kilometer (0,6 miles). Dear us, do the Dunkerque VTS-men on CHF-channel 73 come into action s l o w l y… At long last we were able to leave the port and return back onto the canal-system. The remaining distance, around 9 kilometers (5,5 miles), were covered in a bit over 1¼ hour. We knew that, if the gods would look favourable onto us, we might be able to hook up to the main electrical system. No luck, the short mooring space with electricity appeared to be occupied by three boats. One of them told us that there was nobody when he arrived a few days earlier. That’s called in our language ‘rubbing salt in someone’s wound’. Here we all are, ‘them’ in luxury, ‘us’ deprived of all comforts. (It’s not that bad, we’ll move tomorrow – so after having been here for four nights.)
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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...)