Aah, this is more like it. The river Leie winds through countryside out of Gent spoilt only by rather too many expensive properties on the banks. They do not want boaters stopping thank you very much, so we push on and find a mooring on a pontoon near a village. It's first mate's birthday and among texts from friends is one from Ann and Hendrik. They are offering us a free mooring in Lokeren for the winter with electric and water. What a birthday present!