Wallenhorst (Osnabrück) (D) – Emmer-Compascuum (NL)
Next to us lorries were unloading their load of large boulders into a floating container in a way as shown with the left picture. The container was pushed forward, dependent on the...
...state of the load, bit by bit by a motorised pusher, already visible at the first picture. That created some wash and made us strictly tie up our little ship, thus avoiding to get blown away.
Entering Rodde lock
We cruised together with/behind a large tanker, here seen entering the second lock for that day, named Rodde. According to our information the width of a lock like this is 10 meters (over 33 feet). As you can see a tanker of this type (there are many) just fits. They are indeed 9,5 meters (31,5 feet) wide and enter every lock at a snail’s pace. We, however, keep our distance because the...
Leaving Rodde lock
...swirling water, disturbed by the propeller(s) of a large ship, makes steering a smaller ship at least difficult – if not impossible at all. Notice the wheelhouse in the normal position on the first picture and lowered on the second, to make leaving the lock possible. There’s a beam at the exit of the lock, preventing the large ships to touch the lock-equipment and/or bridge.
It was our plan to descent the third lock, Altenrheine, also that day. But we didn’t and, instead, moored at 1:32PM in a space next to the lock, in former days the second of a pair,...
Time to relax
...now disused. Meanwhile the weather had improved, making it possible at least to put an easy chair outside and either read something or have a direct look at the busy lock.
As explained before these types of locks are not just for canoes. They can accommodate really big ships. And strikingly painted, too! The captain’s head is just visible on top of the folded down wheelhouse...
...of the purplish decorated ship. He’s using a headset, communicating with a crew member at the bow, some 60 meters in front of him. Note or own ship in the right-hand background on the left picture.
The weather was back on its old sunny –not to say heat- the next day, Wednesday. Therefore:...
...job-day. She cleaned the front dog-box thoroughly and he oiled it twice (same for the...
...mast). The remaining dirt on the roof was cleaned in co-operation. More jobs to follow coming week(?).
Mooi hoor, ook om jullie boot weer te zien en hij wordt steeds mooier zie ik 😀. Tot oktober in Amersfoort 🎉. Groeten Nico en Tineke
Diny & Simon
Dank jullie recht hartelijk! (Van een afstand zie ze d'r 't best uit....) Tot snel!