Saturday, 16 May 2015

Down the other side

                 From Epinal we descend another 32 locks before joining the Moselle river.
                                   All the water from here on ends up in the Rhine.

The Vosges canal runs alongside the young Moselle river for many miles

We even cross over the Moselle on an aquaduct at Flavigny

The Moselle river gathers volume and becomes a serious waterway
 capable of handling the huge Rhine Barges

These monsters have right of way, 110 m long by 12 m wide,
 and are capable of carrying 2500 tonnes

We pass Toul with its magnificent cathedral overlooking the river. Construction started in the 13th century and took 200 years to complete.

Toul Cathedral

We arrive in Nancy 8 days after leaving Corre, A fast passage but unavoidable as my crew David needed to get back to work.

'Art Nouveau'  Nancy

At the beginning of the 20th century, Nancy became the French capital of 'Art Nouveau'

Market day in Nancy, Saturday morning 

       Antiope safely alongside in  the 'Bassin St George' Nancy, and paintwork still intact

It's that time of year

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