Earlier in the season, like last year, in the lock outside Auxerre, horses crossed the bow of the Luciole to reach their pastures on an island. The lock keeper stops the lock filling at exactly the right moment, so the deck is level with the land and the horses hastily cross, they are used to the exercise now. It is a thrill to see. The picture below is the spring shot, as you can see they are happy to be there, I am scrubbing the deck down!
|The horses are pleased to be on their summer residence, an island between the River Yonne and the Nivernais Canal|
|Stuart arrives on horseback!|