Gouda to Alpha A/D Rinj
We arrived in
We were quite tired so didn’t go out and ate on board and watch a DVD. The next morning we got the bikes out and cycled 100 metres to find we were already in the town centre, just a 2 minute walk from the boat. The Saturday market was in the square, so we got fresh bread, cheese and veg. We sat in a café on the square and had coffee and David had a great open sandwich for elevenses and we just people watched the in the sunshine.
We lunched back on the boat as we were leaving at 3 for
the 3.15 bridges and actually made
the rail lift bridge and road bridge for the late afternoon opening as the next
one was not until 2100 as most of the bridges in
This one only opened 4 times on a Saturday so there was a queue. If we had of missed this one the next opening was 21.13 and the waiting pontoons are pretty non existent for two large boats unless you’re a barge… Anyway we caught the bridge and kept going through the next 3 bridges which are all camera operated. We all decided to go as far as we could until the bridges close at 18.00, as we went through the final bridge the guy leaned out of the window and tapped his watch – obviously not happy we were in the bridge sequence so late on Saturday night.
We missed getting to the marina we had planned and ended
up mooring outside of a barge mid bridges as the lock master had gone home, together with Kaikoura and a Dutch boat
that was also heading for
Love from Suzie Too xxxx