welcome to the August 2007, 50th edition, of the Lock-keeper. It is with great enjoyment that I look back over the last 30 years barging and cannot help being continuously amazed at the life we lead on the inland waterways.
There is always something new going on wherever I look. The French navigation folk are investing massively in upgrading the locks and towpaths, making sure that our investment is safe for years to come and that barging will continue to reach those out of the way backwaters and waterway Cul de Sacs which make cruising so intriguing.
Because we navigate the largest vessels possible in the smallest waterways of Europe, it's always a local event when we stop and tie up of make passage of a bridge or tight corner. Locals wave, children stare in awe. As our luxury floating hotels ease their way with little fuss and virtually no noise.
This Gold leaved edition of LockKeeper is our 50th consecutive edition and continues to grow in popularity. Send it to a friend, if he or she is the kind of person who relishes a relaxing break in a fascinating environment.
This month in the lock-keeper, we cruise on Scottish Highlander with Arlene Stacey and friends, and hear some fine tales about their adventures along the Caledonian canal in Scotland.
For this month’s competition we are giving away six bottles of the finest Vosne Romanee from Domaine Jaffelin in Nuits St Georges, Burgundy. We have served this wine for decades, always grateful for the opportunity to buy Burgundy’s finest from a family run Domaine.
We announce the winners of our cruise for two on Hirondelle in Burgundy in September 2007, and we continue the GoBarging photo competition for anyone who has cruised with us before. Send a photo with your story and win another cruise for two.
We feature the French TGV super-fast train, and visit some Pubs with Australian guests on Magna Carta in England. Finally, check out our News section for more great summer offers.
I look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you at our website, where you can find out all about GoBarging and keep up to date with the latest news as it breaks....
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Locks and Lochs
Hirondelle Cruise Winner
Win fine Burgundy wine
GoBarging Photo Competition
Pubs, pints and memories
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