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Oberhausen to Yachthafen Y.C. Dortmund – Ems (km 30)

6:00am and Bob was awakened by a lady’s group performing their morning exercises to music in the park next door.   It was hello to the Dortmund Ems Canal early in the day as Gratis continued on her way to the Mittelland Kanal. Late afternoon and a tiny stick canal led us up a narrow […]

Hitdorf to Oberhausen, Germany Hitdorf to Oberhausen, Germany

This afternoon Gratis completed her Rhein sojourn as she turned into the Rhein – Herne Canal. The widest we had been onto date, it easily handled two barges of twelve metre width and a small boat or two. It was important to keep toward the back in these locks as the rush of water was […]