Thursday, 23 April 2015

Sluis Lommel to Leopoldsburg along the Beverlo canal

Monday 13 April.

An uneventful cruise along a relatively quiet, partially tree-lined canal with campers, joggers and cyclists all out and about, past the marinas of the jachtklubs Lommel and Blauwe Reiger, through a quaint little lifting bridge and into the very pleasant Jachtclub Leopoldsburg where we were to overnight.

The town of Leopoldsburg, virtually a ghost town as it was Monday, seems to have one real claim to fame viz; it was the place where Lt Gen Brian Horrocks received his orders to advance against the Germans which was effectively the start of Operation Market Garden, the biggest airborne offensive of any war.

Jachtclub Leopoldsburg: €1pm mooring, €1.50 for electricity (we did not use) and €1 for showers. Free use of toilets and charging post for eBikes.

The members set about laying a new lawn and boy, could our locals learn a thing or two about working quickly and efficiently! Not a single spade supporter in sight.

A very pleasant stay.

3 hours
No locks
One bridge

1 comment:

  1. Very nice Pics Shaun nice to see you getting some land sites in as well. following on Google earth.