The Gota Canal experience

Looks bad, but it's ok provided the bow line is kept tight and the fenders stay in place. We've now at Sjotorp having negotiated 55 locks, and there are just 3 down locks (they're much easier) before Lake Vanern, the largest lake in the EU, and the end of the canal. The canal meanders through rural landscapes and crosses placid lakes fished by ospreys, a very relaxing journey (except the locks). Yellow shirted students operate the locks and are generally helpful with excellent English. We're going to spend a few day on Vanern before heading down the Trollehatte Canal to Goteborg, then south through Denmark to Fehmarn in Germany for winter layup.

Submitted on 20th June 2019