Crazy Boaters!

Our route brought us via the 73m boat lift at Strépy-Thieu and we tied up at the quay until given
the green light,at the new concrete 500m aqueduct from which there is a wonderful view out across the valley.
While awaiting our turn to enter and descend we were most surprised to see some 13 or 14 weird looking craft
exiting the lift: amphibious vehicles of all shapes and sizes, buzzing around on the water like so many manic
water-boatmen, those rather jerky little aquatic insects one sees sometimes skating about on the surfaces of
canals, ponds or streams.