My wife and I wanted to express our appreciation to The Times Travel section for two articles that we used in planning our completed trip to France.
The first was an article and picture of Jim and Karine Marett's barge, the "Bateau Mary" (News, Tips & Bargains, March 13). We were already planning a trip to France when we read the article and thought it sounded like something worth looking into. We decided to take a weeklong trip through the Vosges foothills near Epinal in eastern France. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this barging experience to anyone interested. The Maretts are now in Holland building a new barge. Jim says it will be built to their specifications based on all they have learned sailing the "Mary."