Bye, bye Belgium

Our final stop in Belgium was the city of Liege where, rather than go into the port, we found a quiet mooring place about 1-mile walk from downtown.  Liege was a bustling city!  In the photo below, an upstream view of the Meuse with the diver statue on the right marking the entrance to the port.  We…

“Oy!” from Huy, Belgium

From Dinant, we traveled 14.4 nm of the Meuse River and were lowered through six locks to end our second day in Belgium at the city quayside of Namur.  The scenery en-route reminded us of a storybook; quaint towns, cascading willows, half-timbered houses, and castles scattered here and there between.  The citadel overlooking Namur was free…

Dinant

The Bayard Rock greeted us as we approached the city of Dinant, Belgium and soon we were “Oo-ing” and “Aah-ing” over the city’s waterfront. Row houses, each unique, lined the Meuse River.  Passenger vessels filled to the brim with tourists (the very same vessels which shared the Ecluse Anseremme with us) motored upstream and downstream.  Kayakers paddled…

Welcome to Belgium!

From the bridge, we overlooked Detour at Givet; our last stop in France.  That evening we strolled the streets of Givet, then settled into the cockpit for a celebratory bottle of French wine as the next day’s travel would bring us into a new country.  Hard to believe we’d crossed an entire country prior to crossing an ocean!…