I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Monday, 27 June 2016

France 2016 - Day 16 (Liverdun)

We had to leave the boat by 9am so we were up before 7am.  It didn't really take that long to empty the boat into the caravan and motorhome, then Penny and I gave the inside of the boat a lick and a promise while the men swabbed the decks - which was a waste of time really as there was a man with a pressure washer doing all the boats.  The quayside was a hive of people getting hot as the heat of the day progressed.  We were one of the first in the office to check out which was just as well as when 9am arrived hoards of people came in.

We had really enjoyed the boat. It was a shame that we got so wet on the second day and that it was so hot the last couple of days but you can't order the weather!  We had a wonderful time in Strasbourg - a lovely city that I would like to visit again. Monday was a long day but it paid off in the end.  Saverne and Lutzelbourg were lovely in their own ways.  The inclined plane was amazing and I feel very lucky to have been able to do it.  The boat was lovely - we had paid a premium to have two decent cabins but it was worth it.  It was well equipped but the only downside were the beds.  The bottom sheet for our bed wasn't wide enough and the mattresses were too thin and hard.  Fortunately we realised this before we left the caravan and took with us the memory foam out of our duvalays.  I would definitely hire from Le Boat again - it appears that the head office is in Portsmouth!  

The first stop of our journey was at the supermarket where we stocked up yet again and then we had an uneventful journey to Liverdun.

We arrived at Le Boucles de la Moselle (the loops of the Moselle) and set up camp - well after Jim got bogged down in the soggy earth (this is not unusual!). He will need a tow out when we leave.  Fortunately he ended up in a good position - though taking up two pitches 🙄 Our pitch overlooks the Moselle (albeit through a fence) and we saw a few large barges going up the river - one was so long that we thought it was never going end as it passed us!  We spent a quiet afternoon and Richard did a barbecue in the evening.


The river is there but my photo was taken into the sun.




This the view of Liverdun from the campsite.  The lovely chateau us still being lived in so not open to the public.


A couple of photos of the camp site reception/bar/restaurant/shop.








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