A nice surprise: we’re the only ones on board! Warmly welcomed by the captain and his deckhand, we settle into the best seats. The sun is already setting as we sail towards Ben-Ahin, past the Fort and Maison Batta. The further we go, the greener the banks of the Meuse become, even wilder in places. It’s so pleasant to be rocked by the waves! We pass the port of Statte and the brand-new Pampa Bar. This is where we’ll continue our evening on the banks of the Meuse. The plates are already flying on the sunny terrace, and we can hear the laughter in the distance. We’re looking forward to it.
In the meantime, we’re enjoying our aperitif: a plate of local charcuterie and cheeses, tapenade and olives, accompanied by a glass of wine.
The boat continues under the Père Pire bridge, a much more industrial area. Did you know? This bridge linking Ben-Ahin to the commune of Wanze was named the Pont Père Pire in homage to Dominique Pire, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1958.
Thankfully, the passage past BioWanze and its industrial banks is short-lived. We soon reach Bas-Oha and Gives, much greener, calmer parts. The light glides over the ruins of Beaufort castle. We enjoy the last rays of sunshine, while the captain of the Val Mosan turns around, heading back in the other direction towards Huy.
It’s already over! It’s already time to return to the quay. All 4 of us loved this experience, a pleasant moment to enjoy as a family, couple or group.
Le Val Mosan, June to September, nocturne Fridays at 6:30pm.