The travelling foursome enjoying a beer break in Bavaria. Note that each type of beer comes in its own style glass.
Our river boat will pass through 68 locks during our cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. We will travel from the Rhine River to the Main River, through the Main-Danube Canal and finally along the Danube River to Budapest.
Ever been through a lock? Let me show you how it works.
A lock is used when there is a change in the altitude of a river. In nature, a change in river height is solved by a waterfall or rapids, but that doesn't work for the big boats. Locks allow boats to smoothly step up to a higher water level or step down to a lower one.
The 68 locks in our river passage are both a fascination for us and a recurring theme in our days and nights.
Martha Mollison is a video producer, writer and ESL teacher based in Sydney, Australia, and Portland, Oregon. She and husband Phil Cooper are in that sweet point in their lives when they can be travelling. Please join in the adventures!... full info