Well we are continuing on our European adventure.
How bad is it in the EU?
Well this was our 'overnight mooring' just a few days ago.
The state of the lock at Graz Neuville on the River Mayenne is a typical example.
The lack of maintenance must be a serious concern on the French inland waterways.
The lock cottage is another typical example of buildings that could be sold off to make a profit.
The locks also have a Keb available. It must cost a fortune in replacement Keb's and be a thieves paradise.
The rubbish disposal points are overly provided with recycling bins. To segregate plastic, glass, cans - which could easily be disposed of into the river or canal. Why segregate from the general household rubbish, when one monthly emptied Biffa bin would suffice.
The removal of overhanging trees and bushes from the canal and riverside must be costing a fortune. The French must be missing out on the joys of fallen trees blocking the canals as well as the lack of seasonal maintenance stoppages.
The locks as you can see are maintained at too high a level and could save a fortune if they are allowed to embrace the CaRT fix on fail mantra.