We spend ten full and interesting days in Tournai, making friends, getting to know the city and joining in the music festival. Everywhere we stop this summer we find a festival, usually for free, happening at weekends and extending into week days too. The Belgians certainly know how to enjoy themselves.
We force ourselves to go on, stopping first to fill up with diesel at this 'bunker barge'. The little boat alongside goes out to the commercials with water or diesel, filling them while still on the move.
Joining the canal Nimy we endure some difficult moorings on high walls with commercials rocking poor Snail as they pass.