22nd March 2021 – I had a good nights sleep aboard the Watergeus. Makes a difference! We left Beernem in the dark and by the time we arrived at the first bridge, it was daylight. We were stuck behind a tanker for the whole journey. It was a lovely day, steering in the sun and just enjoying the typical (to me boring) view of the canal Bruges-Ostend.

We have done the journey in 38 hours, spread over five days. If the lock and bridges would be open on Sunday and we had no engine failure, three days would have been easily done.