We meet Rik and Nelly who are fitting out their sailing boat near our mooring at Tolhius, the freebie near Gent we used before in May. They are a delight and we gladly accept their offer to show us the best places to enjoy the Fest.
This entails use of Origami again, taking her through one of the commercial locks, much to the amusement of the lockie.
We tie up behind the Gent Barge, a replica of a 16th century royal boat that comes out for special occasions. Peer closely, there we are.
Spend the rest of the afternoon trying rather too many of the best beers Belgium has to offer while ostensibly listening to live jazz.
We entertain the lockie again attempting to negotiate his lock on the return. Luckily no commercials around as they're all stopped for the Fest as well.