We departed at 8 am and at the first lock we had to wait thirty minutes until a commercial barge had gone through. Little did we know we'd have a heart-stopping moment a bit later!
As we entered we turned on our navigation lights - the first part was lit, then the lights went out and we realised our nav lights hadn't come on! Rather frantic scrambling to switch the spotlight on occurred! The light you see here is from the camera's flash - it was completely black, just the pinprick white dot to steer by. Needless to say I took the boat out of gear until we lit the tunnel with our spot light.
9/25/2015 12:13:56 pm
wow how cool going through a tunnel! Except for the lights and sludge! Is it one way? How would you have known if someone was coming the other way? It didn't look wide enough to pass inside?
9/30/2015 06:39:45 am
It was cool! It is one way - there are traffic lights to indicate if you can go. If you hit a red, it can be quite a wait. We have traversed one tunnel with a wide section in the middle to allow passing as you go. It was quite exciting to steer by a tiny white dot in the distance for a few moments!
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