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Baldrick

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Inclined plane on canal at Ronquieres Belgium
« on: July 06, 2019, 01:41:49 pm »

Anyone watching the Tour De France on Eurosport ?    They have given us a fantastic helicopter tour of the boat lift on the Charloroi canal in Wallonia.    What a piece of engineering . FANTASTIC ?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdK_pYGwky0
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Re: Inclined plane on canal at Ronquieres Belgium
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 02:06:32 pm »


I have used the inclined plane on several time ,it is very impressive . It is a strange feeling seeing the canal just stop when you are going towards Brussles and you are on top of a hill where on our visits there was always a very bad crosswind. Commercial traffic has priority so if it is busy you can finish up waiting a long time ,unless you befriend a barge skipper and go through with him/her .
Brings back good memories Thanks for the post .
David
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Re: Inclined plane on canal at Ronquieres Belgium
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 07:50:11 pm »

Very appropriate boat name too!

Colin
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