Stadskanaal (N) - Minden (D)
Bending plane trees
These two pictures are taken only with an interval of just seconds, in other words: of the canal-/riverbanks on either side. It’s clear...
Tall standing trees
...that the (beautiful) plane trees give in to the (westerly) winds more easily than the ones on the other bank – poplars, maybe???
A friendly German fellow-boater (the zig-zagger from the HRK) noticed us looking for a space for the night and contacted us by radio – VHF canal 10. He informed us about a good space he knew of and suggested us to follow him. A professional skipper overheard this conversation and explained to our newfound friend that...
...the described stopping place was only intended for cargo boats. An exhaustive discussion followed – we, of course, did not contribute to it; for discussing, cursing, telling a joke etcetera one has to master the language flawlessly, isn’t it? Eventually we ended up were we planned to, next to our newfound friend.
In the meantime we live on Wednesday the 6th of June 2018. As written before we left at 8:39AM and continued on the DEK. That day we climbed considerably, passing even seven big locks. We reached the Mittellandkanal (MLK) around 7:00PM, cruised...
An old branch of it
...into an old dead-end arm and switched off the engine at 7:27PM, close to a little town called Hörstel. Elsewhere (Facebook) we stated to be near Püsselbüren. That was true, too: we were just in between the two and fascinated by the latter name…
Sunny (too hot)
Minden, where the MLK crosses the river Weser, was reached at 2:59PM. So after very close to eight uninterrupted hours of cruising. It was a hot day – and we felt exhausted. ‘Once and never again’ we said to...
...each other. Anyway, the left picture was taken on sunny Saturday, the right one on rainy Sunday. How we appreciated the rain this morning! The set of aqueducts, spanning the river, are visible in the background.
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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...)