Heading off on the barge

We had a very slow start to our morning. After breakfast and checking out of the hotel we left Eric sitting in reception with all the luggage. He has a sore throat and felt confident we could do the shopping without him. Dave, Bev and I walked to the Carrefour and bought what we need for the first two days on the barge. After that we stopped for coffee and I bought some Bach night rescue pastilles. 

We walked back to the hotel and waited for the taxi we had booked to collect us.  Once we got to Hesse we had lunch and waited for the Le Boat office to open. We unpacked and left the barge basin at 15:30. At 16:20 we tied up at Niderviller for the night. The cost is €22. We’ve tied up here to get shore power for the night as it’s really cold. We walked into the village and visited the porcelain factory which has been operating since 1735. It was then back to the barge and we had snacks and drinks. Dave made supper and we had strawberries and cream for dessert and cheese and crackers to end our meal. Today we walked 7.3km. 

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