Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The MDK ( Main Donau Kanal)

 The MDK is very interesting to transit. Many varying landscapes. Not at all what you would think a canal would look like. Traditionally a canal is a straight ditch dug to connect one body of water to the next. Not so with the MDK.
Engineers have used the landscape to the best of their ability choosing the most level area to use for the canal. We encountered areas where the MDK ran around  hills and through valleys. Sometimes we saw the land slope up from the one side of the canal while they build dikes on the opposite side of the canal and the land sloped down. the result was that many villages were much lower than the water we transited. 

Also at times the canal took us through valleys and dikes were build on both side of the canal. Sometimes with roads running under the canal.

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