Our Barge, Odysseus

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Montgon Valley June 1

After leaving Namur last summer, we headed up the Meuse River, climbing into northern France. We left the Meuse and joined the Canal des Ardennes and climbed some more. Now it was time to go down, and I do mean down!

Decending the Montgon Valley would entail 26 lock in 8.5 kilometers and since they're all automated, there's no stopping.

Lock 1,2 AND 3 were very close together

Down we go!

We entered the first lock at 9:15 and exited the last at 2:30; not even a stop for lunch ... in France!
About 4 pm we were tied up in the village of Attigny. Hopefully that would be our toughest day for awhile.

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