September 21st, 2012 browsing by day


Friday September 21 Maasbracht, Holland

Friday, September 21st, 2012

I am way ahead of the schedule that I gave you in the last days. We did not stay more than just the one night in Liege. I made one more attempt to find the information I was looking for in Liege. One 97 year old neighbor remembered the person I was looking for but still did not get any further than that.

We left Liege at 10 a.m. and I figured that the best I could do was make it into Maastricht. Byt the one lock went lickety-split and we were in Maastricht by 1.30 p.m. I managed to find the river charts I needed. And had to purchase once again a Dutch propane tank for nearly $50. This is the most idiotic system. Every country has their own regulation propane tank. I junked the Dutch propane tank in Turkey for theirs. I had my American tank filled in Tahiti and had to buy the South African tank in Durban. So, what am I going to do with the Dutch tank when I get to my next destination?

We are in a real nice little village rest stop just north of the third lock we went through today, just before the city of Maasbracht. For dinner we had the left overs from last night’s excellent Vietnamese restaurant dinner in Liege.

It looks like I’ll be in Lelystad before the end of the next week.