September 8th, 2012 browsing by day


Saturday Evening Post. Sep 8. in Sedan

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

It was an other gorgeous day. It started out cold and foggy but by 11 a.m. I had peeled off the ski hat, heavy foul weather coat, sweat shirt and by the afternoon I was in shorts, no socks, no shirt. It is now 7.30 p.m. and I’m still in shorts and t-shirt.

I managedĀ  a little more distance today with the automatic locks and no one to slow down for. 54 K’s total with 8 locks. I am now 108 k’s from the Belgian border. Tomorrow will be a shorter day since I’ll go to 11 am mass at St. Leger, here. Sedan is not a particularly attractive town, what I saw sofar. I have not been to the town center yet. There is big country fair going on, similar to the Puyallup Fair (which if I remember right takes place right now as well). The public is also very similar and the merchandise they sell or promote. Right now I am often on the actual river bed of the Meuse and it is deeper and wider. In the canal with just 12 to 24 inches under my keel I have always been holding my breath for that bump. Now I can breathe easier.

I figure that I can make it to Namur by Thursday and that will give me time to go through the boat and pull out the items that Dirk Jan will take to Amsterdam, to make room for my guest.