Friday the 9th of August we left Attigny around 9:30AM and, only having done 4 locks, moored 12:55PM at Rethel. We had to deal for several days with places where decent shopping, apart from the (almost) ever-present bakery, was impossible. Rethel, being the biggest town in the region (almost 8.000 inhabitants!) offers a genuine supermarket, the inevitable Intermaché. So we shopped extensively. Again, we could not work up the energy to visit the place. Another factor was the high density of Dutch boaters, moored at Rethel. There is no escape from talking!