Going through a lock on a river boat

Monday April 21st – Danube River Lock Transit

Going through the lock system on a river boat is quite interesting.  I took several pictures (because that is what I do (big grin)) to show the procedure.  It had started to rain just before getting to the lock, but stopped just long enough for us to go on the top deck to watch everything as we traveled through.

This is the largest lock along this section of the Danube.  We are scheduled to pass through 25 of them between Budapest and Nuremberg.  Many of them will be at night-time while we are sound asleep.

If you want more information about how the lock system actually works, you can click here.

Approaching the lock and it is starting to rain

Approaching the lock and it is starting to rain

Entering the lock

Entering the lock

We are SO CLOSE to the wall,

We are SO CLOSE to the wall,

The rear door starting to close

The rear door starting to close

Rear door closed, people watching from bridge

Rear door closed, people watching from bridge

Water is pumped in and we start to rise

Water is pumped in and we start to rise

Cruising out the other end of the lock

Cruising out the other end of the lock

Mandatory safety drill

Mandatory safety drill

GRATITUDE MOMENT:  Today I am grateful for the technology used in the lock system.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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