Posts Tagged ‘north sea’


Monday, July 16th, 2012

At a certain point in Europe on these river systems, the tide turns. In the beginning of the cruise we traveled on water flowing toward the North Sea. The locks were low and water rushed in and we floated to the top. Several of these locks brought us up 84 feet before releasing us back into the river.

Then a couple nights ago we reached the “watershed”. Now the water is flowing toward the Baltic Sea and the locks start high and end low. At the pinnacle we all went on deck and had a champagne toast. It is said that if two raindrops land at this point, one would travel north and the the other south. Hey, I’ll drink to that!