Saturday, 19 July 2014

6th - 12th July

July has kicked off in style as the Luciole welcomes aboard it's first family adventure charter of the season and we couldn't have asked for a better group of people. Polite, friendly and above all very fun Australians all the way from Brisbane. It was a week of action filled days and mellow nights.  Memorable indeed for one and all.

Adventure charters can vary in activities from week to week down to choice, this week alongside the regular tours our guests went horse riding, climbing in caves and go-karting with some of the crew too. On that note I'd like to congratulate Daniel on his gold medal and offer my commiserations to our ultra competitive captain Francisco on his third place finish.

I feel I have to say a big thank you to Kylie for being the group leader and bringing along this bunch of lovely people to our barge. We hope you enjoyed the week as much as we did.

Rock climbing for every age

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

29th June - 5th July

The first week of July saw the arrival of the Liley family (minus John and Tristam) as well as another old friend in the form of Hector on board La Luciole with their friends and guests from America, Australia, Switzerland and the UK.  The weather was typically Burgundian, that is to say changeable but so sunny by Thursday we saw Cisco leading a party off to the river at Lucy sur Yonne, followed by enthusiastic swimmer Toni sporting his multinational Speedos.

Richard and Andy, coincidentally both former Reverends, enjoyed their tour of Bazoches and discovered along with the help of the curator, the mural depicting the story of Thisbe, a love story similar to that of Romeo and Juliet.

To continue the football news I'm afraid to say that all the teams of the Luciole have now been eliminated after France finally saw defeat at the hands of Germany. So from my point of view at least, go on Holland!

Eclusier Cindy and chef Marc swap vegetables for wine at the lock of la Place.

...and perhaps a cheeky dessert too.