Monthly Archives: August 2012

Canberra to Lelystad: Back to the ’60s in our 60s

The work on Endellion was finally completed and we headed off for the long trip south back to Paris.  In total we have just over 2000 kilometres to cruise before we reach Paris, but as we are not anticipating being … Continue reading

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The calm Vecht to the challenging Gelderse Ijssel river

Continuing our journey on the most recent leg we have travelled around 250 kilometres with very few locks (two five-metre locks into and out of Flevoland excluded) but have encountered many lift bridges: Leaving the boatyard at Weesp (near Amsterdam) … Continue reading

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Rotterdam to Weesp for boat maintenance

Continuing our journey (a useful website for maps of the area can be found at this link): Rotterdam to Haarlem on the Delftse Schie, Rijn-Schiekanaal, Zijl, Kager-plassen, the Spaarne and Ringvaart van de Haarlemmemeerpolder (what a mouthful): 66 kilometres, 1 lock, 31 lift/swing … Continue reading

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Trams .. and the Expansion of Sydney’s Light Rail System

Sydney’s once in our lifetime chance at universally accessible public transport! In the middle of all the wonderful experiences we are enjoying over here on the waterways of Europe, Stewart has felt driven to do everything he can in relation to … Continue reading

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Brussels to Rotterdam via Antwerp

Here are the statistics for the next leg of our 2012 journey: In Belgium we travelled from Brussels to Antwerp (or Antwerpen) on the Zeekanaal Brussels/Schelde and out onto the tidal Boven-Zeeschelde: 87 kilometres, 3 locks, 4 lift bridges Leaving Antwerp, … Continue reading

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