We reach the end of the canal at Leopoldsburg and are invited to stay. There is a festival here at the yacht club and we are made very welcome.
To raise money, there is a craft fair selling well-made and original items. The beer tent and waffle stalls are doing a roaring trade and some of the club members are using their cruisers to give trips up and down the canal to the paying public. We see wonderfully overcrowded boats with no obvious life-saving equipment and we doubt if the skippers have trip licences let alone insurance.....Only in Belgium.