Wednesday, August 10, 2011
North Sea to Black Sea
Giacomo de Stefano began his journey of conscience in London and so far, the trip has been all uphill.
The most recent section, before entering the Danube and the down current leg, was the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal.
The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal joins the Danube at Kelheim. The canal is 171 km long, 55m wide and 4m deep. It has 16 locks and upon completion, in 1992, created a constantly navigable connection from the North Sea to the Black Sea.
This is where we find Giacomo today. 1500 kilometers and three months in a Ness Yawl. Up stream against the current and through hundreds of locks.
Now to the Black Sea on the mighty Danube. It's all downhill from now on, Giacomo!