This is home for the next week. We were greeted by our hosts, Stefan (the pilot) and his wife, Florence.
After pre dinner drinks, a lovely meal on the banks of the Loire River. We dined outside, not just for ambience, which was great, but it had been a very hot day and the dining area was very hot! (36oC)
It was a hot night onboard.. Window open and the fan blowing all night. We have the luxury room (?). A double bed with a bunk above. The others have just bunk beds. Ensuite as well. Compact, but adequate.
The view above from my bed as I write (sorry about the bra, drying from a day of sweating)
We headed off on our ride this morning, with our first stop about 7 km at Fourchamblaut. A local market to wander through. Some amazing food on offer.
We bought a baguette filled with blue cheese. Devine!
Our next stop was the town of Nevers for lunch. A spectacular church a feature.
It was a welcome sight to see our barge at the end of the day and relax for the evening
We are a small group of 11. A couple from Canada, (50s), a couple from USA (60s) a couple from Germany (50s), 2 women from Germany (40-50s?) and a woman from Italy (20s)
I'm exhausted so more tomorrow.