La Bella Vita Barge Cruise Photos
Day 5: Ferrara to San Leone Lock
From Ferrara, Paola drove our minibus to the village of Zelo, where La Bella Vita was just arriving from our previous night's mooring in Bosaro.
The barge docked at a wooden pier on the edge of town.
We spent the afternoon cruising on the Canal Bianco, going through locks, and passing under the occasional low bridge:
On shore, we could see signs and sheep.
As we approached our mooring, we saw fishermen and a towboat with barges. (We later learned that the towboat had been waiting for days to go from the Canal Bianco to the flooded Po River.)
Paola, who had driven the van from Zelo, was waiting on the pier.
Paola was greeted by one of our hostesses, Claudia di Gaspari, as we tied up next to the Conca di San Leone (shown near top of map.)
A photo op beckoned, so we went ashore and walked along the water until we had a good view of La Bella Vita and the San Leone Lock.
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