Givet to Revin - 9 narrow locks and 2 scary tunnels
Grete & Fred Vithen
Thu 2 Oct 2014 07:01
Colin and Linda on Barge Linda shared some valuable information with us. Thank you!
Today we travelled slowly from Givet to the small sleepy town Revin staying overnight at Revin Halte Fluviale. “Electicite” and showers and even laundry possibilities and a boulangerie close where get fresh bread in the morning. Perfect.
Locking today was a new experience. You do all the work by yourself and uses the remote control to open them when approaching. 9 small and very narrow “ecluses”. All went well. Very slowly is the key word.
The two tunnels was a more scary story, about 200 m:s each. The first one was a horror to get through. Pitch black inside.
Honestly, will we really fit in there!?
Locks are closing at 18:00. So time to moore for the night.
After this 224 m long tunnel is the small sleepy town Riven, with a Halte Fluvial.