We had decided to do a figure 8 route through east Belgium having done a lot of the west in 2009. The Canal Blaton-Ath and River Dender (Dendre) was our selected scenic route north. As the route is very shallow in parts it is seriously underused, so the Sluis team on Day 1 were pleased to see us and got us through the first 10 locks in record time.
|One of the few straight stretches|
We found a nice little mooring at Tenbre with a Cave in the old Mill building - just in time for a major replenishment of stocks. At which point the combi inverter expired - luckily the nearest Mastervolt dealer was at Boom en route.
|Port a bit|
|Boom at low water - note the mud|
|Watching the boats trying to turn into the Boom sluis at right angles to the Rupel current :)|