hesadevil (hesadevil) wrote,

Epinal Stopover

Epinal is a lovely city, though the port is somewhat of a long schlep from the shops. Too far from the supermarket (which is the closest of the shopping) to buy heavy stuff like beer and wine (hope they deliver over a certain amount purchased!) Walked into town (over 1.5 km) and bought some wonderful bath bombs; used a small lilac one in the bath last night - brilliant - MWNN had never seen them before. Slept very well as a result.

Discovered where the Internet Café is (again a hell of a walk) and the launderette (there are two but both too far to haul the heavy stuff) For those of you who are wondering why we don’t use bikes of all these shopping expeditions, the simple answer is - we don’t have any. We used to carry two folding bikes but space (even on the roof) of a narrowboat is at a premium and every item must earn its keep. We used the bikes so infrequently that their space was given to a table with removable legs that takes a huge sun umbrella. It has saved our lives and those of the dogs many times when we have moored where there is no available shade. The back deck of our narrowboat, being of semi-trad design, is not large enough to provide outdoor seating/eating and the inside of the boat becomes unbearably hot in prolonged good weather.
Tags: cruising log, cruising log 2003

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