Eemnes - Weesp
Muiden’s sea-lock (I)
To enter the river Vecht (the Utrechtse Vecht, there’s also another Vecht, the Overijsselse) the sea-lock, protecting Muiden from the (former) sea, must be negotiated. Under normal circumstances there’s an outdoor terrace right next to the lock – full of spectators, hoping for some sensation. Because of COVID-19...
Muiden’s sea-lock (II)
...there's no living soul in sight, let alone tourists. It’s a sad sight. Rather: it’s a sad emptiness. As you can see, the lock consisted originally of three chambers. One of them (with the bridge) is out of use nowadays. The detail photo shows the rear of our little ship – almost exactly above the 1976 year indication.
Next to the Roskambrug (I)
The next day (remember the price in Muiden!), Thursday the 22nd of April, we left at 10:30AM and entered the lock almost immediately thereafter, 7 minutes later to be exact. Another seven minutes later we cruised the pretty little river Vecht and reached Weesp around 11:00AM. We used our rickety ship’s horn and entered the canalised stream Smal Weesp which connects the river Vecht with the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal.
Next to the Roskambrug (II)
Before we made it to a proper mooring spot, taking our dog into account (which makes the centre of Weesp less suitable), we had to pass three movable bridges. (That’s for free nowadays, unlike a few years back.) After the third one, the Roskambrug, three striking buildings catch the eye. The centre one is an old(er) one, the two modern identical ones on either side make it a balanced entirety – we think.
This week’s statistics.
Engine ran during 5 hours and 6 minutes (5,1 hours) – Tuesday 1,9, Wednesday 2,3 and Thursday 0,9 hours. No specifics about the distance. It can’t be that much.
Generator this week only 1,9 hours.
Weather: not bad, loads of sunshine – but the wind is still chilly.
Hope to see you next week again!
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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...)