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Ath to Huissignies, Belgium Ath to Huissignies, Belgium

This was our first day on the Blaton – Ath Canal, and a beautiful one it was. A mix of farmland and green forested banks with the occasional township thrown in, this was truly a waterway for the nature lover, and those wanting to have a break from the rat race. As always, ducks and […]

Dendermonder to Denderleeuw, Belgium Dendermonder to Denderleeuw, Belgium

  The morning found Bob and I wandering around Dendermonde. The Beguinage museum is closed Mondays, but it was still possible to enjoy the quiet of the old sanctuary. The old canal leading into the town from the Dender had been closed, but the lock permitting entry showed signs of having been partially upgraded at […]

Dendermonde to Ath by train Dendermonde to Ath by train

This morning Bob and I caught the train to Ath in order to check out the viability of continuing first along the Dender then the Blaton – Ath canal: the section of canal we were concerned about was that between Geraardsbergen and Ath. Up until today, however, no two pieces of information were the same, […]