24 December 2015

From la Bourgogne to Zuid Holland


Zonder Zorg headed north this year from the Burgundy. We ascended la Saône and la Petit Saône through Franche-Comté and over Canal des Vosges into Lorraine then across to la Moselle and down it to Canal de la Marne au Rhin, which led us to Canal de la Meuse and eventually to La Meuse and into Belgium. From the Dutch border the river becomes de Maas and we followed it, then Julianakanaal, Kanaal Wessen-Nederweert, Zuid Wiliemsvaart, Maximakanaal, de Bergse Maas, Heusdens Kanaal, de Andesle Maas, de Afgedamde Maas. de Waal, de Gekan Linge, Merwedekanaal, de Lek, Doorslag and de Hollandse IJssel to Gouda for the winter.

The total distance covered was 994 kilometres through 244 locks, 6 tunnels and 26 movable bridges. This map shows Zonder Zorg's 2015 travels in white and her 2012-2014 travels in red. 

It was a very relaxing five-month trip with many extended stops along the way. Through the process I completed and published another canal boating book and a novel plus wrote two more novels that are now being edited. I've been much too busy to add much to this blog. 

5 comments:

  1. Now I know why Zonder Zorg's blog has been quite. I will look forward to the new books. Merry Christmas and All the Best in 2016!!

    Becky

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    1. Hi Becky... Thank you for your Christmas wishes and I hope yours was also merry. All the best in 2016.

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  2. So very timely to find this update to your blog Michael as i'm just editing the DBA January eNewsletter, and I had planned to feature your blog (and book) - now I can report that it is live and current. Shame there was no reports as you passed north, would have loved to find out if there was a chance for a meeting as you dashed past us, as we headed - much more slowly - in the other direction.

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    1. Hi Ian... Sorry to have missed you in passing. What route did you follow on your way south?

      All the best to you in 2016.

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