Tuesday, November 17, 2009

After looking at Antwerp we were intending to carry on to Gent and so to Lokeren to stop for the winter. Unfortunately this meant being caught up in the antics of the Port of Antwerp again and neither of us could face that so we went the opposite way, along the Albert Canal and then the Nete Canal.
We moored at Lier, famous for it's clockmaker of the last century, a Mr Zimmer. Among many incredible horological achievements, he managed to make a clock that accurately measures a distant planet's movements. This dial would not complete a full circuit for 25,000 years.

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