Our Barge, Odysseus

Friday, June 27, 2008

To Maastricht

We could have made it all the way to Maastricht in one day but of course we didn't; there is no rush. We spent the night on a free tieup next to the town of Rekem, advertised (by themselves and one of the waiters in town) as the most beautiful village in Flanders. (I cannot say the name of this region without thinking of Homer Simpson ... sorry.)
It really was very beautiful and, if the waiter is to be believed, you could own the nicest house in town for 1 Belgian franc.

Seems the local castle has fallen into disrepair and if you are willing to restore it, it can be yours for 1 Belgian franc. Don't take my word, or his, for it. I'm sure there's a Wikipedia entry.
It is a very beautiful town.

Someone else was enjoying the beautiful day!

Next day we continued down the Zuidwillamsvaart

and reentered Holland and the city of Maastricht.

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