On the Main-Danube Canal, there are three 81 ft deep locks that transport ships up to the top of the canal. We went through the second of these shortly after returning to the boat.
On occasion we leave the boat at one location for a tour, then meet it a bit further on after the tour, allowing the boat to navigate locks, or move on from locations where pier docking is limited. After the Nuremberg tour, we were to catch… Read More
We started the day with an excellent lecture on the Main-Danube Canal, one of Europe’s greatest engineering feats. We had entered it that morning, and were due to go through the first of 16 locks shortly after we left port in the afternoon. It was fun… Read More
With much of The Netherlands below sea level, a drive through the countryside shows large areas of land criss-crossed by canals. In some places, the land is being reclaimed by the government and carefully reset to a natural habitat. In others, we saw sheep grazing… Read More