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05-05-2013 11:56 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Sequitur's Successor

Yowza that's tight. I think I'd want a lot of tumblehome on my boat.
05-05-2013 09:32 PM
Sequitur
Re: Sequitur's Successor

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Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
Can strongly recommend the Canal du Midi. It was built before the Industrial Revolution and follows the contours of the land rather than going straight. Many of the locks have curved sides. Goes through many vineyards and history back to the Romans.
Yes, the Midi is a wonderful canal. Construction of it was first seriously considered in 1516, when King Francis I brought Leonardo da Vinci to France and commissioned him to do a survey of a route. Work finally commenced in 1666 and the canal was officially opened 15 May 1681. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Of the more than 300 bridges that cross the canal, several are well below the standard French clearance of 3.5 metres. The most restrictive is the bridge at Capestang with its 2.4 metres of height at 5 metres width. My previous canal boat was just a tad too high to clear under the bridge, so my 2000 to 2006 cruising was done in other regions of France. Zonder Zorg, with her 1.95 metres air draft will have no problem, and we are heading there. Here's a neat Video of barge passing under the Capestang bridge.
05-05-2013 08:37 PM
Sequitur
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Originally Posted by flandria View Post
And, as you pass Antwerp on the Scheldt, making your way south to Ghent (assuming that is the route you take, unless you choose your southbound on the Meuse), you're close to our original home as you pass the mouth of the river Rupel (we are now in Canada... for a long time already).
The passage through Belgium is still down the road (canal) a bit, but we have been thinking of doing the quieter and more scenic Maas/Meuse.
05-05-2013 06:35 PM
killarney_sailor
Re: Sequitur's Successor

Can strongly recommend the Canal du Midi. It was built before the Industrial Revolution and follows the contours of the land rather than going straight. Many of the locks have curved sides. Goes through many vineyards and history back to the Romans.
05-05-2013 06:18 PM
flandria
Re: Sequitur's Successor

And, as you pass Antwerp on the Scheldt, making your way south to Ghent (assuming that is the route you take, unless you choose your southbound on the Meuse), you're close to our original home as you pass the mouth of the river Rupel (we are now in Canada... for a long time already).
05-05-2013 06:16 PM
flandria
Re: Sequitur's Successor

Hello, Sequitur -- all the best on your European canal journey. For the benefit of the others, "Zonder Zorg" (Dutch) means "without worry" and that is what we wish you!
05-05-2013 02:14 PM
Sequitur
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Love at first sight?
Were are you going to keep it? Or are you going to sail the European water ways?
We intend doing a post-refit shake-down in the Netherlands, then when satisfied, slowly making our way through Belgium and into France to wander through the wines and cheeses for a few years.

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Many talk about the French Channels and they are certainly nice but many don't know that you can sail on the river and channels from the North sea to the Black sea, through the Rhine and Danube, passing by some the most beautiful European cities on the way.
There are more than 45,000 kilometres of navigable inland waterways in Europe. At over 24,000 nautical miles, that's well over a circumnavigation's worth.
05-04-2013 08:22 PM
krisscross
Re: Sequitur's Successor

Wow! it is like a floating condo!
05-04-2013 06:03 PM
hasher
Re: Sequitur's Successor

Beautiful boat.
05-04-2013 01:52 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Sequitur's Successor

One of those on the European canals must be as close to perfect serenity as is possible to achieve on Earth.

If you don't already know about it, check out the Botter "Groote Beer" - might give you some ideas or at least dreams. I was on it when it was here and it was quite incredible.
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