The Citadelle dominates the town of Besancon
The Citadelle again, as we head East out of Besancon
The Doubs river winds its' way through the 'Duras'
Must not be distracted by the scenery as we follow the marked channel,
River levels have been low with little rain over the past Months, in places we have no more than 30cm below our keel
Each lock is accompanied by a Barrage (wier)
Weed harvester, on the summit level
The Rhine/ Rhone canal takes over from the Doubs river as it becomes too shallow to navigate.
Completed in 1834 after the revolution, the entire navigation is 236 Kms long with 112 locks and climbs to 340m above sea level.
Looking back, as descend towards Mulhouse and the Rhine valley
Storks, lots of them around Montbeliard
Arriving in Mulhouse
We are greeted by the marina 'Ragondin' (Coypu)
Time to stay put for a week in this very friendly marina, after three weeks of mountain climbing.