It was hard work dragging Angie away from the Port bar at Sarreguemines given cold Bitburger Pils was €1.50 a bottle! A nice port.
Onwards through Saarbrucken which was full of large daytripper boats and we felt relatively safe after that. The first 30km was mostly Saarstahl both sides and our first overnight was at the World Heritage site at Volklingen (aka rusty old steel works). The town was more Turkish than German but Peter got some brotchen at last!
|Cheaper than pulling them down - call it Heritage|
|Turn right to Luxembourg - easy nav|
A lot of the locks had one massive swinging gate rather than the usual double or guillotine type.
We stopped at Merzig so Angie could stock up on her favourite German foods at a supermarket - Angie was enjoying eveyrone speaking German (though that was true of Alsace as well). We then went on and overnighted on a nice commercial stop at Schemlingen. It was a popular female bike route so Peter spent a few hours watching girls legs with a beer to cool him off. We were now well into the German forests - very attractive.
|Chapel for the River boatmen|
|Enjoyed slowing down the Dutch|
The first vineyards at Saarlouis - nice little German 'wine town'.
At the end of the Saar we stopped at a small pontoon to let Kes visit some trees and were nearly put ashore by a commercial - must get heavier ropes! Then at the Saar/Moselle junction trying to turn we met another one - do we go left or right?
|Need to get a bigger camera|
|Very hygenic - must be the German side|
|Kes is going on a diet (as well)|
|I had a propeller last time I looked|
|Mooring - end of the line|
|Temple de Neuf (Protestant)|
Then we went on to Pont a Mousson - first we tried the marina but didn't fancy that so went onto a quiet canal cut reserved for commercials - lovely spot with a large park on one side. The town must have been wealthy as it had a large Abbey and a very large triangular town square with arcaded shops. We were joined by a commercial overnight but no fuss.
|Pont a Mousson Abbey|
|Parish church with tourist|
|My walk is overdue you idle lot!|