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20 hours ago

Retired Afloat

The sheer rock formations that line the Meuse River are a magnet for adrenalin junkies. World class rock climbers, trapeze artists and wire walkers, flock here to practice their skills. It's an incredible sight to see someone 100 metres above you walking across what appears to be air. Watching the high-wire walkers practice falling and regaining the wire is heart stopping. WOW !! ... See MoreSee Less

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Unreal.

Oh my!! Too scary for me to try!

We loved Dinant.

So cool

1 day ago

Retired Afloat

Dinant - Belgium

It's very hard to take a bad photo in the beautiful city of Dinant. We secured a berth once again in the centre of the city and proceeded to enjoy the ambience. Dinant is the birth place of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone and his invention is celebrated all over town.

Our "boat guests" arranged a birthday lunch for Leanne at a Michelin Star restaurant "La Confessional" and after this magnificent, gastronomical pleasure we retired to the boat to continue celebrating.
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Love, Dinant did you take the cable car ?

It’s always Good to do your celebrating in style, hope you had a wonderful time. Happy Birthday Leanne xx

We have been there. Great city.

Amazing photos … what a magic city 😊😊

Looks beautiful

Absolutely beautiful photos! Lovely memories for you! Love Dinant ! One of our favourite places in Europe….hence the “land” return for a week last year.

Looks amazing.

Hope your day was fantastic!!!πŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday Leanne! πŸŽ‚

Absolutely stunning. Great photos.

Amazing and Happy Birthday πŸ’πŸ₯‚

Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ 🍾 πŸ₯‚

August 10 years ago (0ur first season with Paddington V) we were in Dinant the weekend of the bathtub racing, it was hilarious and such fun.

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2 days ago

Retired Afloat

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We think we've worked out the issue. Stopping something we've been doing for 8 years πŸ€” But we are still 3 posts down that they didn't put back up.

It’s still up

It worked .

All good πŸ‘ŒβœŒοΈπŸ‘πŸ˜‰

Love the logo β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘

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3 days ago

Retired Afloat

Wear a helmet

We were having coffee on the back deck in Namur yesterday morning, when a young man walked past, saw our flag and decided to say "Bonjour". Benjamin is a local of Namur and offered us tips of places to see and recommendations for cafes so we invited him on board for a coffee.

He explained he had just been released from hospital after an accident. He had been riding an electric scooter at only 14kph when he hit some loose gravel caused by roadworks and fell. Unconscious, he was rushed to hospital and was in a coma for 24 hours with a fractured skull. He was in intensive care for a week undergoing operations. They didn't find one piece of his skull, so once he recovers enough they are going to need to manufacture and insert a replacement piece.

Never going to not bother to wear a helmet again! Benjamin intends to spread that message himself. He was a delight to meet.

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Wear a helmet

We were having coffee on the back deck in Namur yesterday morning, when a young man walked past, saw our flag and decided to say Bonjour. Benjamin is a local of Namur and offered us tips of places to see and recommendations for cafes so we invited him on board for a coffee.

He explained he had just been released from hospital after an accident. He had been riding an electric scooter at only 14kph when he hit some loose gravel caused by roadworks and fell. Unconscious, he was rushed to hospital and was in a coma for 24 hours with a fractured skull. He was in intensive care for a week undergoing operations. They didnt find one piece of his skull, so once he recovers enough they are going to need to manufacture and insert a replacement piece.

Never going to not bother to wear a helmet again!  Benjamin intends to spread that message himself. He was a delight to meet.

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And only 14kmh wowzers, good grief. May he continue healing.

Sage advice - where a helmet, although at times in Holland with wonderful cycle paths, it doesn't always seem necessary.

OMG!! YEP, good lesson

5 days ago

Retired Afloat

Namur, Belgium

We had a lovely day of scenic cruising along the La Meuse River, which was dominated by sheer rock cliffs on each side. Our friends Brett and Sandy were able to take in some of the magnificent houses and bridges along the river as we cruised to Namur.

We berthed near the old city centre and had a wonderful lunch in town next to the cable car that takes visitors to the imposing Citadel that once protected the city.

We will stay here over night and visit the Citadel tomorrow, before continuing south.

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So beautiful!!

A very interesting trip! Xx

All looks fantastic.πŸ‘πŸ‘

Todd Carroll

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