Thursday September 20, Liege

Written by Jack van Ommen on September 20th, 2012

Last day of summer. It was cold in the morning again but the sun warmed us up by the early afternoon.  The two locks were extremely busy.  The first lock could have let us in with the two commercial barges but they were not very helpful and we ended up missing the next one as well.  I walked over to one of the waiting Dutch barges “Prinsenland” and the skipper/owner, Cornelis, turned out to have been a deck hand, in his younger years, aboard “Glissando”, the barge owned by Marinus Hoogendoorn who towed me up the Rhine in 2010. We only have one more lock from here to Maastricht, on the Dutch side of the border. Both the marina last night and the one here are very nicely buffered from the river traffic and we should have another restful night here, with hot showers. I found the address I was looking for in Liege but no-one remembered the family. Tomorrow I’ll try another approach.

Ce Ce has been busy taking videos of the trip. As soon as I get the posting figure out I’ll be sharing parts of them with you.




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