Friday, 4 May 2012

15th - 21st April

The season has started. All the preparation came together and made for a wonderful first cruise with a special 3 generation family chartering the barge.  Luciole looked fantastic following all the off season work and with Spring officially arriving mid week, Burgundy is starting to come to life again after the winter. Spring showers dampened the region but not the atmosphere on board.

A lot of changes along the canal were seen for the first time, repairs to banks, locks and barrages. However the Nivernais still remains its old self and pilot Francisco did not let his rustiness show as we cruised. 

Dan the chef has made the kitchen his home and slaved away, producing very tasty food. Being Australian, snails were a new challenge, but he pulled it off! The hostesses were trained in as if they had done it for years thanks to Fi and hard work from Penny pulling everything together. 

A great start and a great atmosphere onboard. May it continue for the rest of the season. 

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