Saturday, 17 September 2016

4th - 10th September 2016

Once again we've been blessed with another sunny and marvellous week aboard the Luciole, departing from Auxerre and heading in the direction of cheery little Clamecy. Joined this week by an exceptional and mixed group of people, 11 in total, 10 outstanding Americans and our unforgettable resident Canadian Julie. Not only that but we're very happy to welcome back technical man of the business William for the week as well as his mother; our very own irreplaceable Penny! It's always a good atmosphere with these two present, laughs a plenty and their boundless enthusiasm for the Luciole spurring us all on.




Glorious cruising days on the Nivernias Canal



This past week felt very easy and enjoyably relaxed and it passed by far too quickly, it was Friday night and Captain's dinner before we knew it. That seems to be the nature of this place when we have such a relaxed and easy going group of passengers on board, it feels somewhat more akin to providing for friends and family than it does to working. Days were spent as they often are around here, cruising and walking in the sunshine, fantastical meals and  phenomenal cocktails, fascinating tours of the region and perhaps a snooze or two - just to check the AC is working correctly in the cabins I'm sure! On top of that we had a little tournament of petanque in play most evenings, I won't bother to list the scores as the team comprising of William and myself was pretty abysmal and I'd prefer not to give too much glory and attention to our reigning champion, the Captain.

I'd like to extend a special mention to Matt and Julia, a big thank you to the two of you for the amazing slide show of photographs taken throughout the week and shown on Friday evening, as well as being the all round genuinely excellent people and good guys that you are! In fact for the latter reason alone thank you to everyone who joined us and made this, the  memorable week what it was.

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