Friday, October 15, 2010


Our idea was to make it back to Duisburg in record time, one day from Neuwied to Duisburg. When we got up in the morning it looked a little foggy in the harbor, however when we got on the Rhine we realized we had made a mistake by leaving early. However it is not easy to turn around in fast flowing water and fairly dens fog.

We did not get as far as we had planned as we were forced to anchor (radar problem) and wait for the fog to lift. However we still made it to Dusseldorf  70 nm (140 km) going with the current.

The next day we had a easy run to Duisburg. We did the Dusseldorf / Duisburg stretch in  2 hours and 10 minutes. The same distance going up stream took 5 hours and 20 minutes.
All together we cruised the Mosel the Saar, and a little of the Rhine, 750 nm or close to 1400 km  and navigated 48 locks, raising us 106 meter (approx.  330 ft) on the Mosel and about 40 meters (approx 130 ft) on the Saar
Now we have to get Le rĂªve ready for her winter sleep.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne and Bill,
We found it interesting to read about the pretty villages along the Moselle. We also cycled there and sometimes we had to climb. For us close to home a beautiful piece of Europe. You have learned a lot about making wine, I think you can manage yourself a vineyard in Canada! Hope te read other stories next year.
Hendriekske and Henk